Benefits of on-farm biodiversity
The USDA National Organic Program’s (NOP) Guidance on Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conservation champions organic farms’ core principles of conservation-minded agriculture. These practices benefit more than local biodiversity and natural resources.
What are some farm benefits of conservation practices?
Upon implementation, many farmers experience increased soil health, soil with better water retention, reductions in pests due to the presence of more beneficial insects, improved pollination, and higher yields. Additionally, farmers report reductions in fertigation costs and are eligible for federal funding support.
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