TITLE

USDA adds fragile cropland to CRP

PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;11/17/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.19 million acres of the nation's most environmentally sensitive land into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the nation's premier program for protecting fragile natural resources and enhancing the environment. The 2002 farm bill authorized CRP enrollment up to 39.2 million acres. In August, U.S. President George W. Bush announced several initiatives to help achieve full enrollment of the Conservation Reserve Program. First established by the U.S. Congress in 1985, the CRP allows eligible farmers and ranchers to voluntarily establisb longterm conservation practices on highly erodible and environmentally sensitive cropland.
ACCESSION #
15110103

 

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