4. people that outfit or guide their ranches get wild life damage payments from the citizens that they dont allow to hunt.
Not sure what you are talking about here. A rancher might get a payment if a large herd of elk destroys his alfalfa field, but I think such payments are pretty rare. Perhaps you could sight specific examples?
5. crp is nothing more than corporate welfare.
Bullcrap.... CRP is an investment by the US citizenry in clean air and clean water. CRP is usually land that is highly susceptible to water and wind erosion. It is land that should have never been broken up in the first place. By revegetating these land parcels the soil is better protected from water erosion which the movement of soil particles into streams and rivers. The result is a cleaner water environment for fish and for cities that depend on our river system for drinking water.
CRP vegetation also helps protect against aeolian movement and deposition of soil in the air. There are all sorts of disease that occur from the inhalation of dust; silicosis to name one. Other habitats and the wildlife and plant species that exist there are spared from degradation or worse.
CRP and other soil conservation programs are inexpensive and have a huge ROI in what and how they have bettered society. They are the reason that today each farmer or rancher can feed 200+ people. If you'd like to independently verify what I am telling you, go read some of RI Thockmorton's ( father of modern day soil conservation) work and what he was able to determine living through the dust bowl days.
[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (11/6/2011)]