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GRAPHIC: Acres in federal conservation program have decreased steadily in past decade

Since 2007, the number of acres the government has paid farmers and ranchers to conserve has declined. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program subsidizes the removal of environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production. But, between 2007 and 2016, the enrollment cap set by the farm bill shrank, allowing fewer farmers to participate, according to an agency report

June 10, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/06/10/graphic-acres-in-federal-conservation-program-have-decreased-steadily-in-past-decade/