Saturday, October 18, 2008

Minnesota Piloting "Productive Conservation on Working Lands"

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"Wise people in the US State of Minnesota are working on an program for rural landowners and/or farmers who would like a way to maintain bio-diversity without fully 'idling' present, or prospective, cropland. It's called the Productive Conservation on Working Lands or 'PCWL' program. Instead being stuck with the binary choice of using wet or erodible acres to feed the ethanol beast, versus a 5-year contract to keep land in 'conservation reserve' (currently the only taxpayer supported program for protecting nesting game birds and other wildlife), farmers can 'kill two birds..." (More Via TreeHugger.)

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