From the kitchen table to the boardroom table, USDA brings people together across the nation for: healthier food, natural resources, and people; a stronger agricultural industry; and economic growth, jobs, and innovation.
Each Friday, meet those farmers, producers and landowners through our #FridaysOnTheFarm stories. Visit local farms, ranches, forests, and resource areas where USDA customers and partners do right and feed everyone.
This Friday, meet Derek Van De Hey, one of the six northeast Wisconsin farmers participating in a project that's demonstrating how cutting-edge conservation practices, such as no-till and cover crops, are reducing agriculture's impact on water quality in Lake Michigan. At the same time, these practices are leading to improvements for Van De Hey's farm operation, too.
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