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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:04 AM CDT

The role of conservation and farm production are often joined in policy with the emphasis of stewardship that goes along with production agriculture.

Yet, as debate begins anew for the farm bill, a new report from USDA's Economic Research Service shows the importance of the tie between farm-program payments and conservation compliance.

The report cited that 31% of farmers received some type of commodity payment, conservation payment or both. The other way to look at it is that 69% of people classified by USDA as farmers were not involved in any of the major USDA farm or conservation programs.

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