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CRP: A Good Investment?

Feb 01, 2011


    I listened to the US Farm Report 29, January in which you discussed the Conservation Reserve program and /or land under the Departmernt of Agriculture Department.

   In almost all cases I give you very high marks for logic and ethics in assessing different opinions regarding various aspects of government involvement in agriculture.  However, to paraphrase, you indicated some of the farm land (waste land) on your farm was under CRP or a similar program.  You said you would not farm this land in any case. 
My question: Why should the taxpayers pay you not to farm land you would not farm anyway?
    In my case, I am well past retirement age and have ten head of registered horses.  Government programs ( government infinite wisdom) has made these ten horses a liability rather than and asset.  Go Figure!  Thanks for your Ag program . I am a faithful listener.
Hans Sacrison
Kalispell, MT
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