Farmers are expanding plantings into previously off-limit conservation lands as high prices make...


Farmers are expanding plantings into previously off-limit conservation lands as high prices make crops more profitable than re-upping with the Conservation Reserve Program. The idled land will take years of investment, plowing, and fertilizer application before becoming productive enough to be profitable again.

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  • flyjess
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    take years to be productive again?????
    2 Apr 2012, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Wow! We can quit paying farmers to not grow things?
    2 Apr 2012, 03:17 PM Reply Like
  • ghss44
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    To bring fallow land back in to production takes more than spreading a bag of seed around. There may be equipment, fencing, weed and brush control, just to name a few basic costs in bring land back in production Even if you are just increasing forage production, there is at least two years before you can fully utilize new pasture.
    Farming is one of the brightest spots in the U.S. Economy, and we are efficient. Farm products are also one of our major exports. It is high time the market is such that idle land can again be productive and adding to the U.S. Wealth.
    3 Apr 2012, 05:12 AM Reply Like
  • Hillbilly Stock Star
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    POT.......Long.
    4 Apr 2012, 10:32 AM Reply Like
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