New land program protects environment with simpler rules
By PHILIP BRASHER • firstname.lastname@example.org • August 9, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Farm programs have long rewarded farmers for growing certain types of crops such as corn and soybeans. Congress wants to pay farmers according to how they farm, not just what they grow.
The result is the new Conservation Stewardship Program, a revamped and better-funded version of the old Conservation Security Program. Farmers nationwide can start signing up for the new program, starting Monday.