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Differences between Livestock and Crop Producers’ Participation in Nutrient Trading


  • Sneeringer, Stacy


Descriptions of agricultural producers' participation in nutrient trading schemes generally refer to crop producers reducing nutrient run-off from fields to generate credits. However, livestock producers may participate differently than crop producers because some are regulated as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), and because agricultural producers generating manure face different costs of reducing nutrient application (and therefore generating credits) from those only using fertilizer. These differences may affect nutrient reduction credit prices and the supply of agriculturally supplied credits, thereby raising the costs to non-agricultural operations of meeting water quality goals. We examine how CAFO laws interact with nutrient trading requirements. We model trading participation by farm type and then simulate trading participation by applying the model to 2007 Census of Agriculture data.
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  • Sneeringer, Stacy, 2013. "Differences between Livestock and Crop Producers’ Participation in Nutrient Trading," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 151224, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea13:151224

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    1. Ribaudo, Marc & Kaplan, Jonathan D. & Christensen, Lee A. & Gollehon, Noel R. & Johansson, Robert C. & Breneman, Vincent E. & Aillery, Marcel P. & Agapoff, Jean & Peters, Mark, 2003. "Manure Management For Water Quality Costs To Animal Feeding Operations Of Applying Manure Nutrients To Land," Agricultural Economics Reports 33911, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Sneeringer, Stacy, 2016. "Comparing Participation in Nutrient Trading by Livestock Operations to Crop Producers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed," Economic Research Report 249772, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. repec:bla:ecanth:v:4:y:2017:i:2:p:225-238 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Ribaudo, Marc & Savage, Jeffrey & Aillery, Marcel P., 2014. "An Economic Assessment of Policy Options To Reduce Agricultural Pollutants in the Chesapeake Bay," Economic Research Report 171880, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    4. Sneeringer, Stacy & Key, Nigel D., 2013. "Effects of CAFO Regulations on Livestock Producers’ Behaviors," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 151430, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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    Crop Production/Industries; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Livestock Production/Industries;

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