conservation reserve program http://kbia.org en Conservation acres harder to come by http://kbia.org/post/conservation-acres-harder-come <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>At a basin in central Iowa’s Onion Creek Watershed, Sean McCoy pulls a state truck up near a brand-new wetland. It looks like a construction zone, with lots of bare earth.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:44:31 +0000 Amy Mayer 33826 at http://kbia.org Conservation acres harder to come by Conservation or ag land; climate change and Missouri wine http://kbia.org/post/conservation-or-ag-land-climate-change-and-missouri-wine <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With a new farm bill, farmers may have access to fewer dollars for conservation. For 27 years, the popular Conservation Reserve Program has transformed small parcels of land, contributing to cleaner water, more habitat for migrating birds and less soil erosion. But as Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports from Iowa, the program has been enrolling fewer acres in recent years and it’s not just budget cuts that could make it smaller still.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:37:03 +0000 Kristofor Husted 33824 at http://kbia.org Conservation or ag land; climate change and Missouri wine