Originally Posted by Iowanian
I have to admit, I grew up on a farm, have worked on farms and own a farm and I didn't know about that program. I'd be interested to at least know what it is.
Didn't go to work today, but I now remember that it was through the USDA NRCS program. The paperwork came from my county ASC office, but there was a federal employee working there processing all of this stuff. I had two 80 acre pastures that were filling up with cedars, and now, with about 3000 dollars out of pocket expense, they are now pristine pastures (aside from the mountains of cedar trees that have to be burned). They also told me that there was money available for grass seeding and water (pond) construction.
The only restriction I can remember is that there is a limit on the number of cattle per acre, which wasn't unreasonable. It must be a big deal around here, because a bunch of pasture clearing companies have popped up in the last year or so.