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Over 5 million U.S. acres enrolled in conservation easements

· April 5, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland — an area the size of New Jersey, according to an announcement from the USDA. Since October, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has enrolled 110,000 acres in new conservation easements, helping […]

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