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Published February 17, 2014, 10:17 AM

Conservation officials recommend windbreaks

Curtis Zerface remembers when farmers routinely planted windbreaks to protect their fields. But times and farming practices have changed. Reflecting the regionwide trend, no windbreaks were planted in North Dakota’s Traill County in 2012 or 2013, and interest in them remains negligible this spring, says Zerface, the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s district conservationist for the county.

By: Jonathan Knutson, Agweek

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