From the LA Times in April.
WOODLAND, Calif. - During the past two decades, the federal
government has built the nation's largest conservation program for
private lands by spending billions of dollars to encourage farmers
to protect land that is prone to erosion and important to
Now the Conservation Reserve Program is about to shrink by
millions of acres as part of the Bush administration's plans for
stimulating corn production for ethanol and reducing dependence on
Jason M. Evans, Ph.D.
Postdoctorate Research Associate
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
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