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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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After tillage was reduced by converting some land to soil bank, and population density increased, we suspected the sex ratio would become more even.
As with the Soil Bank, there's naturally a positive correlation between land in CRP and the pheasant population.
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.
Seeds from all three treatments exhibited, in general, low germination percentages (6% in whole seeds in feces, 16% in seeds from the soil bank, and 0.75% in seeds from plant controls) but these differences were significant across treatments ([chi square] = 22,19; d.f.
It created the Crop Reserve Program (CRP), a modified version of the Soil Bank, in which land is taken out of production for a ten-year period.
There has been a steady decline in reforestation efforts since the Soil Bank program ended.
Cass County farmers, however, have only participated to a limited extent in the Soil Bank (SB) and Conservation Reserve Programs (CRP).
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.
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Fields in soil bank and with non-agricultural permanent grass cover may have the highest densities of rodents (Capelli, 2005).
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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