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An integrated approach to soil conservation and sustainable soil management

Nova Scotia’s natural resources provide the province with a competitive advantage. As users and stewards of much of the province’s natural resources, the farm community is uniquely positioned to lead the way and build on private, voluntary initiatives to safely use and protect the province’s natural resources and assure environmental health.

Conservation practices and stewardship produce the best results when they are clearly understood by the industry and are achieved through constructive and progressive public policy initiatives.  Sharing the Cost of Acidic Soil Conditions An integrated approach to soil conservation and sustainable soil management is part of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture’s commitment to sustainable agricultural practices and environmental management practices that often extend beyond the farm gate. The Federation’s strategy places a priority on working with partners to improve soil, water and air quality and environmental risk management standards through the development of outcome-based public policy using sound science and cost benefit analysis to achieve goals.

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