Highly erodible land
In United States agricultural policy, Highly erodible land (HEL) refers to land that is very susceptible to erosion, including fields that have at least 1/3 or 50 acres (200,000 m2) of soils with a natural erosion potential of at least 8 times their T value. About 101 million acres (410,000 km2) of cropland meet this definition of HEL, according to the 1997 National Resources Inventory. Farms cropping highly erodible land and under production flexibility contracts must be in compliance with a conservation plan that protects this cropland.
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