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Dennis Haaland, of East Yellow Medicine Pheasants Forever, left, visits with Mike and Arvid Risa about the hunting benefits made possible by the land they enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. Tribune file photo

West central region keeps majority of its CRP lands

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WILLMAR -- More than 3.4 million acres across the country was pulled out of the Conservation Reserve Program when the contracts on those lands expired in September.


Most of that land was enrolled in Texas, Colorado and Kansas, but there was hundreds of thousands of acres in the Dakotas and Montana removed as well, according to the Associated Press.

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