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NRCS encourages no-till farming in Sherman County
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NRCS encourages no-till farming in Sherman County
Sherman County farmers can take advantage of NRCS funding for using no-till methods.

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Experts: Marijuana may spur home-building on farmland
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Farm groups split on grass seed reporting
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