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Published November 04, 2009, 10:00 PM

N.D. ranks fourth in nation in CRP acres

Only three states have more land than North Dakota enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program, set up two decades ago to pay farmers competitive rentals to put, generally, erodible land into grass for environmental reasons as well as to lower crop production, thus putting upward pressure on crop prices.

By: Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald

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