South Dakota senator proposes farm income support via land idling

With farm income in a slump, South Dakota Sen. John Thune unveiled a short-term land-idling program to boost a farmer’s income for carrying out soil and water stewardship on marginal farmland. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), a small-farm group, said the idea “is worth looking at.” A member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Thune… » Read More

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