Conservation Showdown: Lawmakers express concern about farmland being used for it

Some Republican lawmakers expressed concerns about prime farmland being entered into conservation. A House Ag Subcommittee held a hearing on conservation programs in the Farm Bill and there were differing opinions between some ag lawmakers and USDA Administrators.

During the hearing, Minnesota Congressman Brad Finstad expressed concern about programs, saying in some cases CRP rates compete with or exceed farmland values. Ducheneaux says his job is to give farmers an opportunity so they can make the best choice.