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WSU receives $81,000 ag pilot
January 8, 2008

Pullman – Don Nelson, WSU Extension beef specialist,
has received a two-year $81,000 Ag Pilot grant from the state to test the feasibility and replicability of converting land coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program, into a vertically integrated grass-fed beef production system.


The Conservation Reserve Program was created by the 1985 Farm Bill to remove highly erodible crop and pasture land from production for 10 to 15 years. Farmers receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance for practices to protect the land in exchange for voluntary agreements to remove designated acres … » More …