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Agricultural Nutrient Nonpoint Source Credits: A Comparison of State Crediting Procedures


  • Latane, Annah
  • Stephenson, Kurt


This paper compares agricultural nonpoint source crediting procedures between the Pennsylvania and Virginia nutrient trading programs. Differences in farm-level credit production across states will be evaluated for agricultural operations, holding nutrient reduction technologies constant. The implications for the agricultural sector and water quality are discussed.

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  • Latane, Annah & Stephenson, Kurt, 2011. "Agricultural Nutrient Nonpoint Source Credits: A Comparison of State Crediting Procedures," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98823, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea11:98823

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    1. Richardson, James W. & Outlaw, Joe L. & Anderson, David P. & Raulston, J. Marc & Herbst, Brian K. & Sartwelle, James D., III & Schwart, Robert B., Jr. & Schumann, Keith D. & Feldman, Paul A. & Klose, , 2004. "Representative Farms Economic Outlook for the December 2004 FAPRI/AFPC Baseline," Briefing Series 42668, Texas A&M University, Agricultural and Food Policy Center.
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    nutrient trading; credits; agriculture; nonpoint; Environmental Economics and Policy; Q53; Q58;

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    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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