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Managing Manure To Improve Air And Water Quality

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  • Aillery, Marcel P.
  • Gollehon, Noel R.
  • Johansson, Robert C.
  • Kaplan, Jonathan D.
  • Key, Nigel D.
  • Ribaudo, Marc

Abstract

Animal waste from confined animal feeding operations is a potential source of air and water quality degradation from evaporation of gases, runoff to surface water, and leaching to ground water. This report assesses the potential economic and environmental tradeoffs between water quality policies and air quality policies that require the animal agriculture sector to take potentially costly measures to abate pollution. A farm-level analysis of hog farms estimates the economic and environmental tradeoffs that occur when policies are designed to address pollutant flows to one environmental medium without considering flows to another medium. A national analysis addresses the broader impacts of coordinated (water and air) policies, including long-term structural adjustments and welfare impacts on both producers and consumers. The report also analyzes the potential implications of adding air quality regulations to existing Clean Water Act regulations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, where a limited land base increases producers' costs of meeting manure management requirements.

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Paper provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its series Economic Research Report with number 33593.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uersrr:33593

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Keywords: animal waste; nitrogen; ammonia; water quality; nutrient management plan; manure management costs; price and quantity adjustments; CAFO; Environmental Economics and Policy; Livestock Production/Industries;

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  1. Iho, Antti & Parker, Doug & Zilberman, David, 2013. "Optimal Regional Policies to Control Manure Nutrients to Surface and Ground Waters," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149922, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Gedikoglu, Haluk & McCann, Laura M.J. & Artz, Georgeanne M., 2011. "Off-Farm Employment Effects on Adoption of Nutrient Management Practices," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 40(2), August.
  3. Key, Nigel D. & McBride, William D. & Mosheim, Roberto, 2008. "Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity Change in the U.S. Hog Industry," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 40(01), April.
  4. Malcolm, Scott A. & Aillery, Marcel P. & Weinberg, Marca, 2009. "Ethanol and a Changing Agricultural Landscape," Economic Research Report 55671, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  5. Key, Nigel D. & McBride, William D. & Ribaudo, Marc, 2008. "Changes in Manure Management in the Hog Sector," 2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida 6071, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Gedikoglu, Haluk, 2013. "A Comprehensive Analysis of Adoption of Energy Crops, GM Crops and Conservation Practices," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142928, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  7. Buzby, Jean & Farah-Wells, Hodan & Hyman, Jeffrey, 2014. "The Estimated Amount, Value, and Calories of Postharvest Food Losses at the Retail and Consumer Levels in the United States," Economic Information Bulletin 164262, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  8. Baerenklau, Kenneth A. & Nergis, Nermin & Schwabe, Kurt A., 2007. "Effects of Nutrient Restrictions on Confined Animal Facilities: Insights from a Structural Model," 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon 10253, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
  9. Gedikoglu, Haluk & Parcell, Joe L., 2013. "Impact of Earned and Unearned Off-Farm Income on Adoption of New Technologies," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149702, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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