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Ag producers attend environmental seminar
As you drive along Nebraska's landscape the acres of wetlands are endless. The river streams, wet meadows and forested swamps make the state's wetland soil unique.
During an annual conference, landowners, ag producers and natural resource professionals discussed conservation issues and habitat programs in the Rainwater Basin region.
But wetlands aren't just about the wildlife.
Experts want to find ways to implement programs where wildlife and cattle producers can co-exist.
"The other thing we look at for rainwater basin is the ecosystem services, ground water, recharge nutrient cycling, flood water retention all of these are economically valuable for both the producer but also the residents at the local communities," said Coordinator Andy Bishop.
Concerns about the drought were also raised. With limited resources using the wetlands in production operations can serve as a safety net.
This event was put on by the Rainwater Basin Organization and held at the Hastings Convention Center.
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