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Millions of Acres Released from Federal Conservation Program
11/04/2009
 

TRIBUNE, Kan. (AP) - Millions of acres of farmland are being

released from a federal conservation program and could soon be

tilled. That's raising concerns about loss of wildlife habitat,

soil erosion and water quality.

The federal Conservation Reserve Program once protected more

than 39 million acres of farmland, but 3.4 million acres were taken

out of the program in September when the owners' contracts expired.

Most of them are in Texas, Colorado and Kansas, but hundreds of

thousands of acres also are coming out in Montana and the Dakotas.

That's because the 2008 Farm Bill capped the program at 32

million acres.

The program pays landowners not to farm easily eroded land and

helps cover the cost of establishing ground cover to reduce soil

erosion and establish wildlife habitat.

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