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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (Trailer)

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Watch this three-minute trailer of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (7 Minutes)

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Watch this seven-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

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The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water (16 Minutes)

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Watch this 16-minute version of the documentary showing how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

How We Celebrated Fall With Our Friends of Fresh Water

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Recapping our Wine & Whiskey for Water celebration of our favorite fall indulgences and our healthy soil, healthy water film premiere.

Cattle grazing. Photo courtesy Deep Roots Valley Farm

Farm Stewardship Partner in Spotlight

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Will and Kelly Smith share their experiences of conservation work done with the Stroud Center and the USDA’s Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program.

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“The Lay of the Land: Healthy Soil, Healthy Water” Film Premiere

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The 26-minute documentary film, produced by Natural Light Films of Lancaster, tells how local farmers are growing better crops while protecting water quality.

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Agricultural policy and practice in the Chesapeake and Delaware Watersheds

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Ehrhart, M. and J. Jackson. 2018. Water Resources Impact 20(5):22-23.

Cows fenced out of a stream.

Good Fences Make Good Water

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Cows wading in a stream might make a pretty picture but the reality is a lot less pleasant. Find out why in this 1-minute podcast featuring Jinjun Kan, Ph.D.

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Sharing Our Science at Rodale Institute’s Field Day

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Visitors learned the importance of integrating knowledge about farming practices and water quality and assessing the influence that farming decisions have on soils and streams.

Graphic showing what percentage of nitrogen, sediments, and pesticides are kept out of a stream by a 100-foot tree buffer

The Restored Watershed: 50 Years of Solutions for Clean Fresh Water

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For the last 50 years scientists at Stroud Water Research Center have demonstrated the connection between good land-use practices and clean fresh water, between healthy soil and healthy water.