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Foundation of life

Conservation districts grew out of appreciation for soil

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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:53 pm

This is the second in a three-part series exploring the Dust Bowl, how conservation has mitigated drought conditions and the importance of being in tune with the land. 

Plowing and grazing practices in the 1930s worsened the effects of the drought and wind storms that battered the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl years, but one key element could have decreased the devastation – knowledge of the land.

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