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From Microlevel Decisions to Landscape Changes: An Assessment of Agricultural Conservation Policies.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • JunJie Wu, Oregon State University
  • Richard M. Adams, Oregon State University
  • Catherine L. Kling, Iowa State University
  • Katsuy Tanaka, Oregon State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Submitted Manuscript
Publication Date
2-1-2004
DOI
10.1111/j.0092-5853.2004.00560.x
Abstract

The growth in conservation programs has created a need for modeling frameworks capable of measuring microlevel behavioral responses and macrolevel landscape changes. This paper presents an empirical model that predicts farmers' production practices and the resulting levels of agricultural runoffs at more than 42,000 agricultural sites in the upper-Mississippi river basin under alternative conservation policies. Results suggest that payments for conservation tillage and crop rotations increase the use of these conservation practices. However, the acreage response is inelastic and the programs are not likely to be cost effective on their own for addressing hypoxia problem in the Gulf of Mexico.

Comments

This is a working paper of an article from American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2004, 86(1); 26-41. DOI: 10.1111/j.0092-5853.2004.00560.x.

Citation Information
JunJie Wu, Richard M. Adams, Catherine L. Kling and Katsuy Tanaka. "From Microlevel Decisions to Landscape Changes: An Assessment of Agricultural Conservation Policies." American Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol. 86 Iss. 1 (2004) p. 26 - 41
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catherine_kling/104/