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The Conservation Reserve of the Soil Bank

by United States. Department of Agriculture

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soil bank program,
  • Soil conservation,
  • Government policy

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBetter opportunities in 1958
    SeriesPA -- 354, Program aid (United States. Department of Agriculture) -- no. 354.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[4] pages ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25653919M
    OCLC/WorldCa162175384

      One of the most ambitious attempts came in with the passage of the Soil Bank Act. That law, also aimed at reducing crop surpluses and raising . Subdivison 5 of the Buffer Law provides an exemption to the buffer requirements for lands enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program “to the extent these exemptions are not inconsistent with the requirements of the state shoreland rules adopted by the commissioner pursuant to section F” (Minnesota Statutes §F, Subd. 5).

    By Stephen Kent Nodine, Published on 08/01/ Recommended Citation. Nodine, Stephen Kent, "Impacts of the Soil Bank Conservation Reserve Program on Forestry in South Carolina" ().Author: Stephen Kent Nodine.   The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), one of the most successful private land conservation programs in American history, celebrated its 30 th anniversary this month with a day-long showcase of achievements.. CRP is a federal Farm Bill program that began in with the goal of reducing erosion on marginal agricultural lands.

    The United States Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has evolved from near open enrollment, to competitive enrollment, and now to a mixture of competitive and targeted enrollment. This paper reviews the history of the CRP and the evolution of its enrollment by: WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (AP) --The Agriculture Department has made major changes in the conservation reserve program of the soil bank to encourage greater .


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Conservation reserve program of the soil bank: statistical summary by United States. Commodity Stabilization Service; United States. Agricultural Conservation Program ServicePages: Conceived at the grass roots and cloaked in the comfort of conservation, the Soil Bank was a short-lived experiment in farm policy that provides lessons aplenty; the progeny of Dust Bowl concepts it was also the forebearer of later conservation policies, most notably.

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Farm Economics Research Division.; United States. Department of Agriculture.]. Get this from a library. The soil bank's conservation reserve: a profitable way to build for the future.

[United States. Department of Agriculture.]. Finally, the Secretary reiterated the President’s goals for program acreage: between 40 and 45 million acres in the Soil Bank with 25 million in the long-term Conservation Reserve and 15 million to 20 million in the annual Acreage reserve; of the acres in the Acreage Reserve, Secretary Benson stated that most (12 to 15 million acres) would be reductions in wheat allotments.

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The Soil Bank had two components. The Acreage Reserve Program (ARP) was designed for the immediate reduction of the six basic crops--wheat, corn, cotton, tobacco, rice, and peanuts. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sought an enduring reduction in cropland acreage.

The Soil Bank (Title I of the Agricultural Act of ) had multiple purposes--reducing production of basic crops, maintaining farm income, and conserving soil. This paper provides a brief overview of the Soil Bank program and its long term value for conservation. Brief History of the USDA Soil Bank Program.

Soil is molded by living organisms. weathering: physical (wind, rain, thermal expanzion & contraction, water freezing) chemical--influenced by: climate (soil forms faster in warm/wet climate b/c heat & moisture speed most physical/ chem & biological processes (water and gases) biological (tree roots & lichens), organisms (plants/decomposers add organic material to soil) topography & time.

What is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). CRP is a land conservation program administered by FSA. In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality.

Production Team for the Soil Conservation Handbook Soil Conservation Technical Handbook June ISBN: ME: Soil Conservation Technical Handbook Cover Photography Slip erosion. Photo: H Cairns. Mount Hikurangi and poplars, Central North Island. Photo: Guy Vickers. A graded bank and space planted trees on an earthflow.

The Soil Bank Act also established, in addition to the Conservation Reserve Pro- gram, an Acreage Reserve Program under which farmers signed 1-year agreements in, and to reduce their acreages of wheat, corn, cotton, rice, peanuts, and tobacco below their allot- ments, in return for payments to compen.

SSR SOIL BANK PAYMENTS Where a farm owner-operator withdraws from cultivation land he had previously cultivated and places it in the soil bank conservation reserve program, held, the conservation reserve payments he receives are includible in computing his net earnings from self-employment for social security purposes.

Soil conservation stores more of the runoff from excess rainfall in the reservoir of the soil for subsequent crop use; and this much water is kept out of streams, thereby contributing to flood reduction.

Today these techniques of soil and water conservation are being prac- ticed in many countries with much benefit to great numbers of people. The Soil Bank had two mechanisms: (1) the Acreage Reserve was an annual reduction of price-supported crops as part of the effort to reduce production and surplus; and (2) the Conservation Reserve was a longer-term program for retiring acres from production and conserve natural resources, especially soil, with contracts ranging from 3 to 10 years depending on the land use (Cochrane and.

From tothe Soil Bank conver, acres nationwide from crop production to conservation uses. [3] million of these acres were used for tree planting, of which 1, were planted in the southern states of Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

The program originally began in the s as the conservation branch of the Soil Bank Program which was authorized by the Agricultural Act of The theory behind this branch of the Soil Bank Program was to focus on lands that were at high risk of erosion, remove them from agricultural production, and establish native or alternative permanent vegetative cover in an effort to counteract actual or potential.

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is rooted in the Soil Bank Act ofat which time the nation sought to prevent repeating the mistakes that led to the Dust Bowl disaster of the s.

Recognizing that eroding cropland had to be protected, Congress authorized the USDA to enter into long-term conservation agreements with producers and landowners. The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was initiated to reduce water and wind erosion on marginal, highly erodible croplands by removing them from production and planting them into soil-conserving covers, such as grass, for a year contract period.

However, these lands were reseeded to grasses with little knowledge of their potential for Cited by:. Soil Conservation.

Soil Conservation is a combination of practices used to protect the soil from degradation. First and foremost, soil conservation involves treating the soil as a living ecosystem. This means returning organic matter to the soil on a continual basis.

Soil conservation can be compared to preventive maintenance on a car. The Conservation Commission invites landowners to apply for low-interest loans to install conservation measures on private property. Eligible projects address soil and water issues, like improving riparian areas or enhancing fish and wildlife habitat.§ Conservation reserve (a) In general.

Through the fiscal year, the Secretary shall formulate and carry out a conservation reserve program under which land is enrolled through the use of contracts to assist owners and operators of land specified in subsection (b) to conserve and improve the soil, water, and wildlife resources of such land and to address issues raised by State.