Assessing the Market for Poultry Litter in Georgia: Are Subsidies Needed to Protect Water Quality?
AbstractConcerns about nutrient loads into our waters have focused attention on poultry litter applications. Like many states with a large poultry industry, Georgia recently designed a subsidy program to facilitate the transportation of poultry litter out of vulnerable watersheds. This paper uses a transportation model to examine the necessity of a poultry litter subsidy to achieve water protection goals in Georgia. We also demonstrate the relationship between diesel and synthetic fertilizer prices and the value of poultry litter. Results suggest that a well functioning market would be able to remove excess litter from vulnerable watersheds in the absence of a subsidy.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
Volume (Year): 43 (2011)
Issue (Month): 04 (November)
fertilizer; phosphorous; poultry litter; subsidy; transportation model; water quality; Environmental Economics and Policy; Marketing; Q12; Q13; Q25; Q53;
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- Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
- Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
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- Carreira, Rita I. & Young, Kenneth B. & Goodwin, Harold L., Jr. & Wailes, Eric J., 2007. "How Far Can Poultry Litter Go? A New Technology for Litter Transport," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 39(03), December.
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