Critical Feed Use on Conservation Reserve Program Land

TitleCritical Feed Use on Conservation Reserve Program Land
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLarsen, D, Gailans, S, Ohde, N, Petrehn, MR, Marcela, C
Corporate AuthorsIowa Sta te University,
Date Published2008
PublisherIowa State University
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsAGRICULTURE , BIOETHICS , ENVIRONMENTAL , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , ENVIRONMENTAL policy , Environmental Sciences
AbstractIn 1985, the U.S. Congress established the Conservation Reserve Program that tries to preserve and enhance natural resources and ecosystem integrity by paying farmers to allow some of their lands to lie fallow and not use it for agricultural production. As of 2007, about 36.8 million acres have been enrolled in the program. However, some people are critical of the program because the rules allow grazing and haying of the land under certain conditions. Haying and grazing these lands, they argue, hurt local wildlife populations who depend on this land. In the case activity, you are asked to argue one side of the case to a panel of volunteers posing as representatives of the United States Department of Agriculture.
URLhttp://www.public.iastate.edu/~ethics/CRP.pdf
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