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
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
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