Boosting quail -- and getting paid for it!

Yancy Jr., Cecil
May 2005
Southeast Farm Press;5/4/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 13, special section p13
Trade Publication
The article informs that under a new federal program, farmers will get paid for letting strips of native grass and brush grow to encourage quail, certain songbird species, and other wildlife. States participating in the program include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Cooperative Upland-Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Program began signing up acreage late last year. The goal is 250,000 acres, with the United States Department of Agriculture estimating to pay out $ 125 million to participants. The Conservation Reserve Program contracts run 10 years.


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