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February 29, 2016
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Walton Fund Uses Market Incentives to Encourage Better Farming Practices

Ron Lowery

CLEANER WATER: The foundation says changing how and when fertilizer is used and planting "cover" crops rather than letting fields lie fallow can protect waterways and boost crop yields at little expense to farmers.

In a swath of cropland more than twice the size of Connecticut, farmers will change the way they tend to their fields thanks in large part to the Walton Family Foundation.

The effort will bring together farmers, agribusiness, and environmentalists to...

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