The ultimate objective for the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE2) is that it be used as a tool in operational programs by USDA, other federal, state, and local agencies, and private consultants and organizations. The United States Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Service accept no liability or responsibility of any kind to any user, other person, or entity as a result of installation or operation of this software. The software is provided "-AS IS-", and you, its user, assume all risks when using it.
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