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Carbon Sequestration, Co-Benefits, and Conservation Programs

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  • Feng, Hongli
  • Kling, Catherine L.
  • Gassman, Philip W.

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Land retirement and other agricultural conservation actions contribute greenhouse gas offsets and water quality improvements and reduce erosion and nitrogen runoff. Shifting the programmatic focus to carbon would enhance C sequestration and reduce nitrogen runoff, but would likely increase erosion.

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  • Feng, Hongli & Kling, Catherine L. & Gassman, Philip W., 2004. "Carbon Sequestration, Co-Benefits, and Conservation Programs," Choices: The Magazine of Food, Farm, and Resource Issues, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 19(3), pages 1-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaeach:94004
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.94004
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