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Can Alfalfa Really Help Save the Planet?

Did you know that alfalfa is the fourth most widely grown crop in the United States? It may not be a part of your everyday diet, but alfalfa is key to feeding farm animals, poultry, even farm-raised fish. ARS scientists recently found an environmental benefit to growing this crop: carbon reduction in the atmosphere. Read more in "Alfalfa: A Winner for Producers and the Environment"