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Thoughts for Food: The Importance of Agriculture in Conservation Efforts

Why is agriculture so important?  Well, we can all point to the abundant, safe and cost effective food supply, which comes from our fine farmers and ranchers each day.  However, agriculture also has a profound effect on conservation, and it is critical to maintain undeveloped, open agricultural landscapes as a part of a strategy to ensure endangered, at-risk or declining species and habitats remain in our ecology.  Interestingly enough, more than 90% of at-risk species in Wisconsin exist on private land—many on farms in your community!

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