North Dakota farmers want changes made to the conservation title of the farm bill. NDFB President Daryl Lies says lawmakers need to fix permanent Conservation Reserve Program easements in the Senate’s version of the bill. “It was not made very well known that was getting put in there. Now we’re tracking down where that came from, how that language got in there and who introduced it to understand more where we’ve got to go to fix it.” Lies explains a permanent CRP easement means if a CRP contract is expiring, the landowners can re-enroll the ground in CRP forever. Farm Bill Focus is sponsored, in part, by NDFB.
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