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Large plumes of smoke billowed away from Big Plain Circleville Road south of London Tuesday as crews performed a controlled burn on 147 acres of farm land. Greg Pfeifer with his crew from Blue Stem Farm in Baltimore performed the burn as part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.
Large plumes of smoke billowed away from Big Plain Circleville Road south of London Tuesday as crews performed a controlled burn on 147 acres of farm land. Greg Pfeifer with his crew from Blue Stem Farm in Baltimore performed the burn as part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.
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Large plumes of smoke billowed away from Big Plain Circleville Road south of London Tuesday as crews performed a controlled burn on 147 acres of farm land. Greg Pfeifer with his crew from Blue Stem Farm in Baltimore performed the burn as part of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.


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