soil bank

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land retired from crop cultivation and planted with soil-building crops

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CRP, with some tweaking, is essentially the same program as the Soil Bank.
They called the program Soil Bank, and at its height in the early 1960s, it idled more than 28 million acres of farm ground.
A single, robust plant was spotted on a somewhat disturbed soil bank, and we postulated that it was a Lindmania due to spineless leaf margins (though some Lindmania are lightly armed) and the relatively broad, numerous leaves.
He said a soil bank had been erected to try and stop the noise carrying to houses.
It's a tremendous accomplishment and likely will become as vital to our state's conservation history as the federal Soil Bank program in the 1950s and '60s.
Organic amendments--compost and rotted manure, for example--fatten up the soil bank.
During that time, the government has always controlled agriculture to some degree, with the soil bank, set-asides, subsidies, incentives, land-use laws, quotas, etc.
It surpasses the Soil Bank of the 1950s, and if restrictions are eased to allow additions acreage to qualify, the program will be further enhanced.
There is little doubt that those acres would have been plowed and cowed, just as happened when the Soil Bank expired in the 1960s.
At the time, the Midwest was languishing between the Soil Bank and Conservation Reserve Program, which meant every square foot of available cropland was planted in corn or soybeans.
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