TITLE

Farmland conservation program may be plowed under

AUTHOR(S)
OGBURN, STEPHANIE PAIGE
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
High Country News;9/5/2011, Vol. 43 Issue 15, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
66691524

 

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