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"Creating a healthy, naturally balanced environment is good for us and for our productivity and profitability. And we think it's the right thing."

-Jim Crawford
Pennsylvania Vegetable Farmer

Promoting Sound Farming Practices
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improving The environment By protecting Clean Air and Clean Water


Protecting Our Environment

Agriculture represents one of the most cost-effective ways to improve two of our most pressing environmental challenges: water quality and climate change. Our goal is to help farmers and ranchers play a major role in improving our environment while also expanding their sources of revenue. Our Agriculture & Environment Initiative is:

arrow Finding Solutions

arrow Protecting Water Quality

arrow Promoting Soil Health

arrow Addressing Climate Change

arrow Implementing Conservation Practices

arrow Shaping Federal Policies for Clean Water & Air

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Get informed by reading our Farm Bill Facts.

Send an E-Card to show your friends and family how agriculture is helping the environment.

Ask Congress to support programs that help farmers reduce runoff and protect our water quality.


Farmers Combat Climate Change

Water Quality

Apple as Planet Earth

Farmers and Ranchers Making a Difference

Tom Hutson

Millions of New York City residents have clean drinking water, thanks to help from healthy farms in the Catskill Mountains and farmers like Tom Hutson. Hutson was one of the first farmers to participate in programs to reduce organic pollution in the Catskill/ Delaware reservoir systems. More Success Stories

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