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Implementation of the "Swampbuster" Provisions of the Food Security Act of 1987

Environmental Law Institute Staff
Date Released: 
December 1990

In 1985, Congress enacted “swampbuster” provisions as a part of the Food Security Act in order to discourage further conversion of wetlands to agriculture. This report, funded by the EPA, discusses inefficiencies in the current program and offers procedural and technical reforms to the swampbuster provisions.