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Estimating the Costs of Conservation Compliance


  • Barbarika, Alexander, Jr.
  • Dicks, Michael R.


The conservation compliance provision of the 1985 Food Security Act requires farmer to implement conservation plans on highly erodible croplan as a prerequisite for elegibility in agricultural commodity programs Reducing erosion to the soil loss tolerance level on about 46 million highly erodible cropland acres needing treatment would cost almost $700 million annually, an average of $15 per acre

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  • Barbarika, Alexander, Jr. & Dicks, Michael R., 1988. "Estimating the Costs of Conservation Compliance," Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, issue 3.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersja:137435

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