ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF AGRICULTURAL POLICY REFORM: AN INTERREGIONAL COMPARISON

Mathematical programming results revealed that moving toward more flexible agricultural policies would generate substantial economic and environmental gains in a North Carolina diversified cropping region. But in a Washington-Idaho dryland grains region, only the use of relatively new and sometimes problematic alternative cropping systems permitted environmental and economic gains under policy reform. In both regions, a recoupling policy, which links government payments to resource-conserving farming practices, was needed to protect environmental quality when market prices for program crops were high.


Issue Date:
1994-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15173
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 26, Number 2
Page range:
451-462
Total Pages:
12




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