Demand is So Strong for Government Program Paying Farmers Not to Plant Crops That Some Were Turned AwaySubmitted by Charleston Voice on Sun, 05/27/2012 - 15:49
What a gimmick, huh? You pay the taxes so your food will cost you more and the politicians buy the farmer's vote with your money! 'Keeping it green' for DC at least.
Posted by Robert Wenzel
Pay people enough not to do things, anything from working to planting crops, and they won't.
More farmers than expected applied to put their land in a government program that pays the farmers not to plant crops and not all of the acres could be accommodated, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday.
The USDA accepted 3.9 million new acres into the Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, in the latest sign-up period and turned away 600,000 acres, reports WSJ.
Of course, this is all mad central planning used to buy votes, under the guise of protecting the farm land. WSJ writes: