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3460. Kaiser, V.G.. 1965. Soil and water conservation for dry farmlands of Columbia River Basin.. Paper presented at Tri-state meeting of Supervisors and SCS personnel, Spokane, WA.
Discusses historical farming trends in eastern WA. Estimates yields to be 30% lower than their potential due to soil erosion. Cites past practices such as sweet clover use, hilltop windbreaks, and grass waterways that were very benificial. Proposes farm program change from acreage base to land capability base. More emphasis on spring wheat versus winter wheat, which reduces erosion by about 50%.

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