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Explaining Participation in the Conservation Reserve Program and its Effects on Farm Productivity and Efficiency

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  • Boisvert, Richard N.
  • Chang, Hung-Hao

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Using a three-stage sample selection model, we identify factors affecting the probability and level of participation in CRP. Statistical tests support hypotheses that off-farm work and participation in other farm programs are exogenous to the CRP decision. We compare the relative technical and scale efficiencies for CRP participants and non-participants.

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  • Boisvert, Richard N. & Chang, Hung-Hao, 2005. "Explaining Participation in the Conservation Reserve Program and its Effects on Farm Productivity and Efficiency," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19321, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Chang, Hung-Hao & Boisvert, Richard N., 2005. "Are Farmers' Decisions to Work off the Farm and Participate in the Conservation Reserve Program Independent, Joint or Sequential?," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19474, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
    2. Lambert, Dayton M. & Sullivan, Patrick, 2006. "Conservation Reserve Program Participation and Acreage Enrollment of Working Farms," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21361, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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