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House farm bill proposal maintains CRP acreage cap

The Conservation Reserve Program would undergo some major changes under House Agriculture Committee Republicans' proposed farm bill draft, but they won't be seen in the acreage cap, according to text unveiled today in preparation for a committee markup next week. 


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Swampbuster requirements face continued legal challenges

For nearly four decades, the federal government has protected environmentally sensitive farmland through a simple bargain with farmers known as “conservation compliance.” If they want to receive farm program benefits, growers can’t plow up wetlands, and they must take steps to protect highly erodible acreage.
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Judge tosses NRCS Swampbuster rule

The Natural Resources Conservation Service will have to come up with a new rule explaining how it plans to determine whether farmers have wetlands on their property, after a federal judge tossed a 2020 rule in response to a lawsuit from the National Wildlife Federation.
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