Few takers for Conservation Reserve opt-out offer

Landowners removed a comparatively small 90,000 acres from the long-term Conservation Reserve under an “opt out” provision written into the 2014 farm law just as commodity prices slumped. The withdrawn land is one-third of 1 percent of total enrollment in the reserve, according to USDA data. “The preliminary estimate is that 90,000 acres were withdrawn,”… » Read More

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