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Decision time looming for state's CRP lands


MONTEVIDEO -- No matter if you look at it from the barrel of a shotgun, through your favorite bird-watching binoculars or a laboratory microscope, the results are obvious.

The grasslands made possible throughout Minnesota's farm country by the Conservation Reserve Program have resulted in more wildlife and better water quality.

There are 1.7 million acres of CRP lands in Minnesota, but contracts on 700,000 of those acres will expire this year.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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