Originally Posted by sjohnson
Next, the CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) will pay out, in 2008, an average of $4131 per farm, not quite $50 per acre nationwide. There aren't exactly huge profits in CRP for a farmer or corporation when corn, wheat, soybeans, and most other crops are selling at record prices (such as $5/bushel corn). In fact, most of the talk here in AG-land is how farming is pulling land out of the CRP program due to the high grain prices being paid.
The FSA typically requires 10-15 year CRP contracts, so "playing the market" is pretty tough - nothing is taken out of production for 15 years unless the land is pretty poor to begin with.
Hell down here in the Ocala National Forest. The main crop is Marijuana.
Gotta be careful where ya walk around out there.
Small investment, great return.