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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Farms' water-saving practices can help homeowners be more efficient

Published July 2, 2008
Proven practices that enabled farmers to curb water consumption and reduce pollution have additional application for others, including Florida's homeowners, a top official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

Federal and state officials honored 29 farms from Jefferson, Madison, Lafayette, Hamilton and Suwannee counties that participate in the program CARES — the County Alliance for Responsible Environmental Stewardship.

CARES was developed by the Suwannee River Partnership and Florida Farm Bureau to promote the efforts of area farmers and ranchers in sustainable farming practices that conserve energy, save water and prevent pollution.

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