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soil bank

A former federal government program that paid landowners to keep their agricultural lands fallow—unfarmed—for 5 to 10 years in order to prevent overproduction in specified commodities.Today,many of the same functions are administered by the Conservation Reserve Program of the Farm Service Agency (www.fsa.usda.gov).

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Soil Bank didn't have an immediate effect on duck populations because the northern plains suffered through drought in 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1964.
We established Soil Bank, watched it work for farmers and wildlife, and then took it away.
In the last year of enrollment, the Soil Bank had contracted to remove more than 366,000 Pennsylvania farmland acres from agricultural rotation.
Furthermore, under well-managed grazing situations, the animals are distributing little deposits of rich, processed organic entrees for integration into the soil bank stimulating even more complex microbial populations in the soil.
Their roots will hold the soil banks together, preventing them from being eroded by fast-flowing water.
2] (20 m long by 5 m wide) and bunded at the top by a contour bank and the sides by man-made soil banks.
Three caravans arrived at the common in Earlsdon on Monday evening, renewing a headache for the city council, which thought it had cracked the problem after building soil banks round the perimeter to keep the travellers out.
Whether stored in soil banks, warehouses, or liquid nitrogen, all seeds eventually succumb to aging.
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