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Distinguishing between Whole-Farm vs. Partial-Farm Participation in the Conservation Reserve Program


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  • Hung-Hao Chang
  • Richard N. Boisvert


By distinguishing between the decision to participate in the conservation reserve program (CRP) and the decision for whole-farm vs. part-farm participation, we model participation as separate binary decisions. Our results suggest the farm characteristics and other factors affect the decision to participate in CRP differently than the decision regarding whole-farm vs. part-farm participation. This model formulation also helps to clarify the conditions under which the effect of CRP payments on the acreage enrolled in the program is positive or negative.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Land Economics.

Volume (Year): 85 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 144-161

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Handle: RePEc:uwp:landec:v:85:y:2009:i:1:p:144-161

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  1. Chang, Hung-Hao & Boisvert, Richard N., 2009. "The Conservation Reserve Program, Off-Farm Work, and Farm Household Technical Efficiencies," Working Papers, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management 57034, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
  2. Ueda, Kohei & Hand, Michael S. & Farrigan, Tracey L., 2010. "Farmers in Low Socioeconomic Status Counties Enroll Less Land, Receive Less CRP Funding Per Acre," 2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 60980, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  3. Chang, Hung-Hao & Chen, Yu-Hui, 2011. "Are participators in the land retirement program likely to grow energy crops?," Applied Energy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 88(9), pages 3183-3188.
  4. Kelly, Peter & Huo, Xuexi, 2013. "Do farmers or governments make better land conservation choices? Evidence from China's Sloping Land Conversion Program," Journal of Forest Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 32-60.
  5. Wu, Feng & Guan, Zhengfei & Yu, Fan & Myers, Robert J., 2013. "The spillover effects of biofuel policy on participation in the conservation reserve program," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 37(9), pages 1755-1770.


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