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Environment

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Arkansas has a diverse landscape

from mountains and forests to prairies and wetlands. Arkansas farmers use a variety of conservation practices and technology to help protect this environment.

Arkansas farmers spend approximately $125 million a year on conservation programs.

Arkansas farmers utilize conservation tillage, build water reservoirs and recovery systems, install buffer strips, fence livestock out of streams and rivers, and implement nutrient management plans and best management practices.

Using technology and conservation practices has resulted in significant declines in soil erosion, water usage, and farm chemical usage.

Arkansas has more than 18 million acres of timber, and Arkansas forest landowners are among the top implementers of Best Management Practices. Arkansas is one of a few states that has seen forest land increase over the past ten years.