Going Green in Agriculture As farm subsidies grow, so does the debate over their purpose. Critics say taxpayers shouldn't pay for surpluses of corn or cotton. Dan Charles reports on programs in the U.S. and Europe that pay farmers not to grow food, but to care for the land.

The CRP: Paying Farmers Not to Farm

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Calls Grow to Subsidize Green Farming

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