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Great Lakes

Freshwater and Farming

The largest freshwater ecosystem on the planet gives us fresh water, and also fresh food. Seven percent of the food production in America comes from the water the Great Lakes supply to grain, corn and livestock. Currently, the success of the farming industry and the health of the Great Lakes are tied to adapting more sustainable farming methods. The Nature Conservancy is working with farmers all over the Great Lakes region in order to implement these new methods.



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