I say give the money back.
USDA is going to award North Dakota $300,000 soon under the new $50-million Open Fields program. In the spirit of a “Bridge To Nowhere,” North Dakota ought to give the money back.
Open Fields is a new program – dreamed up by Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and others in 2003 – to pay farmers and ranchers to open private land to the public for hunting, fishing, bird watching and other wildlife activites.
It’s a nice idea, but it doesn’t…