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ND Rural Cash Flow and Environment Bolstered by C. S. P. Funding

July 3, 2007

In a move designed to help farmers and the environment. Congress recently passed a supplemental budget bill that includes additional funding for the Conservation Security Program. In North Dakota, 371 farms are enrolled in the program, totaling over 668,000 acres and $6 million in CSP payments. Traci Bruckner with the Center for Rural Affairs says farmers who added conservation practices to their land will now receive full program support.

“It's significant because it allows farmers to expand their conservation as well as get the program into other areas that will bring even more farmers on board.”

Additional farmers in selected watersheds will be able sign up. Bruckner notes that the Conservation Security Program provides far-reaching and long-lasting conservation and economic benefits in return for good farming and ranching methods, which she belives is a better alternative than land retirement.

“It's paying farmers for increasing soil quality. It's paying farmers for practices that they do that lead to better water quality, and it pays them for wildlife habitat.”

A recent study of the Conservation Security Program, conducted by the Center for Rural Affairs, found that farmers and ranchers overwhelmingly support increased conservation as part of the new farm bill, currently being considered in Congress.

Dick Layman/Eric Mack, Public News Service - ND