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The Effect Of Feedgrain Program Participation On Chemical Use

  • Ribaudo, Marc
  • Shoemaker, Robbin A.

Economic incentives created by the commodity programs are hypothesized to cause program participants to apply agrichemicals at greater rates than nonparticipants. Corn producers who participate in the USDA feedgrain program are shown to apply nitrogen, herbicides, and insecticides at statistically greater rates than those who do not participate.

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Article provided by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in its journal Agricultural and Resource Economics Review.

Volume (Year): 24 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
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  1. Richardson, James W., 1973. "Farm Programs, Pesticide Use, And Social Costs," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 5(02), December.
  2. Miranowski, John & Orazem, Peter, 1994. "A Dynamic Model of Acreage Allocation with General and Crop-Specific Capital," Staff General Research Papers 10695, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  3. S. Offutt & R. Shoemaker, 1990. "Agricultural Land, Technology And Farm Policy," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 41(1), pages 1-8.
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