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Research Reveals that Conservation is Important to American Farmers

In a recent press release, the American Soybean Association (ASA) released the results of a study that took place in 2019 and focused on collecting data regarding soil health and conservation efforts. Data was collected via third-party surveys and focus groups throughout the United States. A notable finding from this research revealed that soybean farmers across the country are active and dedicated to conservation efforts. Seventy-three percent of farmers that participated in the study noted that they would implement more conservation practices and programs if they thought it would be more profitable to do so. 

Additionally, the research reinforced that farmers are most trusting in other farmers. This means that organizations like the ASA and the Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA) help disseminate important information to a wide and trusting network of farmers. The ASA is dedicated to leading and promoting the implementation of additional conservation practices, and the fact that more than three-quarters of farmers are interested in expanding conservation measures has the potential to open many doors for both the ASA and other partners interested in these initiatives. 

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