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By Amy Bickel
The Hutchinson News 

Kansas farmers embrace sustainable farming practices

 


GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A second-generation farmer on the Kansas plains, Pat Janssen is making it his business to be a steward of the land.

It's not only good for the environment, but it makes economic sense, he said. And he is always trying to do a better job of it.

Yet at a Kiowa County farm where he grows corn, soybeans and wheat, he'll admit that what he and other farmers are doing to improve the soil, the water and the air is one of the nation's best-kept secrets.

"The public perception of production agriculture is more like a strip mine than brain surgery," Janssen told The Hutchins...



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