The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) established under the Food and Security Act of 1985 had these objectives: 1) Reducing supplies of surplus agricultural commodities. 2) Providing farmer income support. 3) Preventing threats to environmental quality.
Otto, Daniel M. and Smith, Darnell B.
"Economic Impacts of CRP on Communities,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
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