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2471. Harker, J.M., E.L. Michalson and N.L. Meyer. 1977. Erosion control: An issue in American farm policy.. ID Agr. Expt. Sta. CIS #415.
Reduction in summer fallow for 6 north Idaho counties between 1969 - 1974; estimate Latah Co. erosion at 25 T/ac/yr on WW after fallow, versus 7 T/ac/yr on WW after spring peas; discusses the influence of government programs on farmland use decisions; suggests alternative, including set aside payment to plant soil-building crops, and planting alternative crops.

3449. Kaiser, V.G.. undated. Basic background information.. V. Kaiser papers, box 1, folder 58.
1978 farm program and production controls have conflicted with the objectives of the conservation programs, and actually encouraged practices which result in accelerated erosion. Farmers are penalized for planting perennials on erosive land. Legislation should specifically link set aside land with perennial cover.

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