Extension Ag Update
July/August 2007
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Ag Facts

  • USDA's primary land retirement programs have retired over 35 million environmentally sensitive acres, most under 10- to 15-year contracts.
  • Soil erosion declined by more than a billion tons per year between 1982 and 1997, a quarter of which can be attributed to conservation compliance requirements.

SOURCE: Conservation and Environmental Policies Affecting Agriculture: AREI, 2006 Edition