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Millions in funding to help farmers improve conservation efforts

Governor Ralph Northam says millions of dollars have been approved for a cost-sharing program that helps farmed install conservation practices on their land.
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Farm conservation practices are profitable. But will lenders and insurers step up?

A new report shows sustainable farming also increases the bottom line, but farmers need financial institutions to help them make the shift.
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Trump budget would undo conservation gains on farms and ranches

Funding for farm conservation programs would be slashed by $13 billion over 10 years, impacting the environment and farmers alike.
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