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Sen. Moran and Conservation Tour participants listen to Dibben Farms’ Craig and Brandon Dibben describe how their usage of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) has allowed them to install a sub-surface drip irrigation system, increasing crop yields and improving water conservation. (Please find high-resolution photo attached.)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) last week held his 2017 Conservation Tour to learn more about conservation efforts across Kansas. The tour, which spanned Riley, Wabunsee, Geary and Pottawatomie Counties, focused on discussion about a variety of conservation practices important to the Kansas agriculture industry, such as the Sustainable Rivers Program, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and prescribed burning.

Sen. Moran was joined on the tour by USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting Chief Leonard Jordan.

“My Conservation Tours provide the opportunity to learn more from farmers and ranchers about ongoing conservation efforts across the state, including water and soil conservation, grassland prairie preservation and river sustainability, and a variety of practices important to the Kansas agriculture industry,” said Sen. Moran. “The future of Kansas agriculture is bright.”

Since coming to Congress, Sen. Moran has held regular tours across Kansas to observe conservation practices at work. This year’s tour, Sen. Moran’s 12th, highlighted conservation efforts supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), as well as private landowner stewardship practices.

More photos and information about the tour are available here.