Going Green

Friday, July 11, 2008

CRP Land May Be Opened to Production

I understand the reasons behind the pressure. However, there is a need to balance all of the different interests and to achieve a solution that can be beneficial to all. My suggestion would be that in order to be removed from the CRP program early, the landowner must work with his local wildlife biologist in order to develop a comprehensive management plan for the land in question.

It might be possible to preserve the most sensitive areas in CRP -- such as waterways, hillsides, buffer zones, etc. and still free up significant acreage for agricultural production. Just thinking.....

USDA Rule Change May Lead To Crops on Conserved Land

Joel Achenbach
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 11, 2008; Page A02

Under pressure from farmers, livestock producers and soaring food prices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is weighing a policy change that could lead to the plowing of millions of acres of land that had been set aside for conservation.

At issue is the Conservation...(complete article here).

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