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Economics of Atrazine Remediation for Representative Grain Farms in the Aquilla Watershed, Hill County, Texas

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  • Sartwelle, James D., III
  • Richardson, James W.
  • Schumann, Keith D.

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An economic analysis of alternative best management practices (BMPs) for atrazine remediation in Hill County, Texas, was performed by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University. Using the farm-level economic simulation model FLIPSIM, AFPC scientists analyzed the financial effects of the alternative BMPs on the Texas Blackland Prairie representative farm. This farm consists of 2,000 dryland acres divided among corn (600 acres), sorghum (750 acres), wheat (250 acres), and native pasture (150 acres). This farm also maintains a small beef cowherd. Regularly updated, the AFPC maintains more than 95 farms across the nation that form the basis for probabilistic-based agricultural policy evaluation.

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Paper provided by Texas A&M University, Agricultural and Food Policy Center in its series Working Papers with number 42718.

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Date of creation: Dec 2001
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Handle: RePEc:ags:tamfwp:42718

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Keywords: Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;

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