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Farm Families Work To Restore Agricultural Landscape

Rob Fleming, a grand-nephew of Henry A. Wallace, uses this 1947 Ford 2n as he works to restore the prairie around his childhood home in Carlisle, Iowa. (Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media)
Rob Fleming, a grand-nephew of Henry A. Wallace, uses this 1947 Ford 2n as he works to restore the prairie around his childhood home in Carlisle, Iowa. (Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media)

Hybrid seed corn and nitrogen fertilizer are two advances that transformed farming in the 20th century. But they are closely tied to some of today’s major agricultural challenges, like soil erosion.

Now members of two farm families are working to put a lighter touch on the landscape.

Amy Mayer from Here & Now contributor Harvest Public Media reports.

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