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Iowa leading the way in land conservation

(KTIV) - Iowa ranks among national leaders in Farm Bill contracts awarded to farmers and landowners

That's according to a recent report released by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Between 2009 and 2012, Iowa ranked first in the nation for the number of contracts through the Conservation Reserve Program.

This program pays landowners an annual rental payment for not producing on sensitive land, and planting species that improve environmental health and quality.

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