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Temporal and Spatial Evaluation of Soil Conservation Policies


  • P. G. Lakshminarayan
  • Bruce A. Babcock


Contained in this paper are estimates of the benefits and costs of alternative soil conservation policies in a spatially and temporally consistent framework. The policies considered are implementation of soil conservation practices with an objective of reducing erosion to a site's tolerance level and a policy with an objective of a voluntary 50 percent reduction of conventional tillage. Costs and erosion benefits of these two policies are compared with those obtained from CRP.

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  • P. G. Lakshminarayan & Bruce A. Babcock, 1996. "Temporal and Spatial Evaluation of Soil Conservation Policies," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 96-wp149, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
  • Handle: RePEc:ias:cpaper:96-wp149

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    1. Bruce A. Babcock & Nabil M. Chaherli & P. G. Lakshminarayan, 1995. "Program Participation and Farm-Level Adoption of Conservation Tillage: Estimates from a Multinomial Logit Model," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 95-wp136, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
    2. Bruce A. Babcock & P. G. Lakshminarayan & JunJie Wu, 1995. "Economic, Environmental, and Fiscal Impacts of a Targeted Renewal of Conservation Reserve Program Contracts, The," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 95-wp129, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
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    1. Claassen, Roger & Langpap, Christian & Wu, JunJie, 2015. "Impacts of Federal Crop Insurance on Land Use and Environmental Quality," 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, July 26-28, San Francisco, California 205340, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association;Western Agricultural Economics Association.
    2. JunJie Wu & Richard M. Adams & Catherine L. Kling & Katsuya Tanaka, 2004. "From Microlevel Decisions to Landscape Changes: An Assessment of Agricultural Conservation Policies," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 86(1), pages 26-41.
    3. Langpap, Christian & Wu, JunJie, 2014. "Impacts of Changes in Federal Crop Insurance Programs on Land Use and Environmental Quality," 2014 AAEA: Crop Insurance and the 2014 Farm Bill Symposium: Implementing Change in U.S. Agricultural Policy, October 8-9, Louisville, KY 186643, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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