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A Stochastic Programming Analysis of the Farm Level Implications of Soil Erosion Control


  • Segarra, Eduardo
  • Kramer, Randall A.
  • Taylor, Daniel B.


This paper analyzes the effects of uncertain soil loss in farm planning models. A disaggregated approach was used because of an interest in examining the impact of probabilistic soil loss constraints on farm level decisionmaking. A stochastic programming model was used to consider different levels of probability of soil loss. Traditional methods of analysis are shown to consistently overestimate net returns.

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  • Segarra, Eduardo & Kramer, Randall A. & Taylor, Daniel B., 1985. "A Stochastic Programming Analysis of the Farm Level Implications of Soil Erosion Control," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 17(2), pages 147-154, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jagaec:v:17:y:1985:i:02:p:147-154_02

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    1. Randall A. Kramer & William T. McSweeny & Robert W. Stavros, 1983. "Soil Conservation with Uncertain Revenues and Input Supplies," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 65(4), pages 694-702.
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    1. McSweeny, William T., 1988. "A Farm-Level Analysis Of Soil Loss Control: Modeling The Probabilistic Nature Of Annual Soil Loss," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 17(2), pages 1-6, October.
    2. Johnson, Phillip N. & Segarra, Eduardo, 1995. "An Evaluation of Post Conservation Reserve Program Alternatives In The Texas High Plains," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 27(2), pages 556-564, December.
    3. Zhu, Minkang & Taylor, Daniel B. & Sarin, Subhash C. & Kramer, Randall A., 1994. "Chance Constrained Programming Models For Risk-Based Economic And Policy Analysis Of Soil Conservation," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 23(1), pages 1-8, April.
    4. Anetta Caplanova & Keith Willett, 2019. "Emission Discharge Permit Trading and Persistant Air Pollutants (A Common Pool Market Application with Health Risk Specifications)," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 25(1), pages 19-38, February.
    5. Letson, David & Setia, Parveen P., 1994. "On-Farm Costos of Reducing environmental degradation under risk," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 9(2), pages 163-187.
    6. Boisvert, Richard N. & Regmi, Anita & Schmidt, Todd M., 1996. "Policy Implications of Ranking Distributions of Nitrate Runoff and Leaching by Farm, Region, and Soil Productivity," Working Papers 127932, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.

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