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A Qualitative Choice Analysis Of Factors Influencing Post-Crp Land Use Decisions

  • Johnson, Phillip N.
  • Misra, Sukant K.
  • Ervin, R. Terry
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    The future use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands is an important agricultural policy issue. To examine the effects of factors that influence landowners' post-contract use of CRP lands, a survey of Texas High Plains CRP contract holders was conducted in 1992. This study analyzes the results of the survey using a qualitative choice model. It was found that the presence of a livestock enterprise in the current contract holder's operation increases the probability of these acres remaining in the established cover. Contract holders who value the commodity base have an increased probability of returning their acres to crop production.

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    Article provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

    Volume (Year): 29 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 01 (July)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:15532
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    1. Skaggs, Rhonda K. & Kirksey, R.E. & Harper, Wilmer M., 1994. "Determinants And Implication Of Post-Crp Land Use Decisions," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 19(02), December.
    2. Norris, Patricia E. & Batie, Sandra S., 1987. "Virginia Farmers' Soil Conservation Decisions: An Application Of Tobit Analysis," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 19(01), July.
    3. Gustafson, Cole R. & Hill, Chester L., 1993. "Future Land Use Decisions of North Dakota Conservation Reserve Program Participants," Agricultural Economics Reports 23191, North Dakota State University, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics.
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