Farmland conservation program may be plowed under

September 2011
High Country News;9/5/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 15, p8
The article reports on the improvement of farmland conservation program in the U.S. It notes that the largest and most successful of land-retirement schemes is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which pays farmers about 1.7 billion dollars yearly in exchange for a 10 or 15 years promise to idle land with highest risk of erosion. It mentions that CRP is faced with problem of high crop prices in which farmers have not renewed contracts on 4.4 million acres in 2010.


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