National Wildlife Federation files suit alleging FSA mismanagement Liza Hall at 4:57 PM ET
The National Wildlife Federation has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a decision by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to allow grazing and haying on millions of acres of land enrolled in the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) during primary nesting season, when ground-nesting birds are rearing their broods. The suit charges that the FSA decision violates the conservation mandate of the CRP, which, as the country's largest private lands conservation program, pays farmers to retire environmentally sensitive croplands for a period of 10 to 15 years. The Miami Herald has more.
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