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Farmers, you have a story to tell. We all do, and naturally, we most often stay quiet. Today I’m asking Pennsylvania farmers to consider your options. You are doing a lot to manage natural resources on your farm. Sure, the improvement wish list is long, but even now you are operating numerous conservation practices. Are you telling your story? Because there are people who need to hear it.

While you are out there today planting a winter cover crop to keep your productive soil in place, there are people in Harrisburg (with plenty of pressure from Washington, D.C). calculating how Pennsylvania will decrease the amount of sediment, nitrogen and phosphorous reaching our water. And who are they assigning most of the work to? You may have guessed it  — farmers.