A Historical Essay on the Conservation Provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill: Sodbusting, Swampbusting, and the Conservation Reserve

22 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2012

Date Written: 1986

Abstract

In this article, Linda Malone examines the conservation provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill. The bill passed three important conservation measures for farmland, including: swampbusting, conservation reserve, and sodbusting. The bill aimed at restraining the quickly declining quantity and quality of the nation’s topsoil.

Keywords: agriculture, environmental law

Suggested Citation

Malone, Linda A., A Historical Essay on the Conservation Provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill: Sodbusting, Swampbusting, and the Conservation Reserve (1986). Kansas Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 577, 1986. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2168421

Linda A. Malone (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

South Henry Street
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

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