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Farmers paid to go back to nature

250,000 state acres already in Wetlands Reserve Program

By Scott Morris

This article was published January 3, 2016 at 2:14 a.m.

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Joel Whicker checks on a flooded section of land donated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wetlands Reserve Program during a tour of the property last month.

Joel Whicker points out a section of property donated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wetlands Reserve Program during a tour of the property l...

Flooded timberland is part of a tract in southeast Pulaski and northwest Jefferson counties donated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wetlands R...

Joel Whicker's daughter shot her first duck on a 20-acre impoundment built by the federal government on private land in Jefferson County.

Joel Whicker points out a section of property donated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wetlands Reserve Program during a tour of the property l...

Flooded timberland is part of a tract in southeast Pulaski and northwest Jefferson counties donated to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wetlands R...

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