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Cereal Foods World, Vol. 65, No. 6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/CFW-65-6-0070
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​Leaving It Better Than I Found It1

Cathy M. Wilson2

1 #IdahoWheat, #QualityWheatSimplyGrown

2 Director of Research Collaboration, Idaho Wheat Commission. E-mail: cathy.wilson@idahowheat.org; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathy-wilson-84blb320; Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cathy_Wilson5


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Abstract

​For Idaho wheat producers, sustainable agriculture includes conservation of natural habitat, rehabilitation of soils, protection of streams and waterways, and increasing wildlife populations. It means adopting management practices that prevent flooding, air pollution, erosion of topsoils, and the loss of soil fertility. At the same time, these practices must be achieved in ways that sustain the profitability of farm operations. Three Idaho wheat producers share their stories of how they have tackled these challenges on their farms and in their communities as they address field burning, profitable cover cropping, and aquifer recharge.

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