Freedom to Farm (or not)

These homes in El Campo, Tex., stand on land once used to grow rice. Because of that, their back yards qualify for direct payments under federal agricultural programs as long as the owner does not develop the acreage.

These
homes in El Campo, Tex., stand on land once used to grow rice. Because
of that, their back yards qualify for direct payments under federal
agricultural programs as long as the owner does not develop the acreage. (By James M. Thresher  —  The Washington Post).

Thanks to Ramin Seddiq for the pointer.