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Evaluation Of Current Soil Conservation Strategies


  • Easter, K. William
  • Cotner, Melvin L.


The paper is divided into four broad selections. The first section spells out the major reasons for public action in regard to soil conservation. The second section briefly discusses the current soil conservation investments both public and private. The third section evaluates the current strategies, ranging from cost-sharing to regulation, in terms of economic, political, and administration effectiveness. Finally, the concluding section suggest what we have learned from the evaluation and what needs to be done so that future evaluations will have a firmer analytic basis.

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  • Easter, K. William & Cotner, Melvin L., 1981. "Evaluation Of Current Soil Conservation Strategies," Staff Papers 13359, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:umaesp:13359

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    1. C. Robert Taylor & Klaus K. Frohberg, 1977. "The Welfare Effects of Erosion Controls, Banning Pesticides, and Limiting Fertilizer Application in the Corn Belt," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 59(1), pages 25-36.
    2. Leitch, Jay A. & Danielson, Leon E., 1979. "Social, Economic, And Institutional Incentives To Drain Or Preserve Prairie Wetlands," Economic Reports 13070, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    3. W. G. Boggess & E. O. Heady, 1981. "A Sector Analysis of Alternative Income Support and Soil Conservation Policies," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 63(4), pages 618-628.
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    1. Easter, K. William, 1991. "Differences In The Transaction Costs Of Strategies To Control Agricultural Chemical Offsite And Undersite Damages," Staff Papers 13421, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
    2. Sami Myyrä & Elise Ketoja & Markku Yli-Halla & Kyöisti Pietola, 2005. "Land Improvements under Land Tenure Insecurity: The Case of pH and Phosphate in Finland," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 81(4).

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