Economic Impacts of EPA's Manure Application Regulations on Dairy Farms with Lagoon Liquid Systems in the Southwest Region

EPA's new restrictions on land application of manure nutrients by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) could decrease the net return of 6-17% of the medium and large dairy farms with lagoon systems in the southwestern United States. Many of the other dairy CAFOs in the region could achieve higher net income under the restrictions if they reduce feed costs by better utilizing manure and expanding homegrown feed production.


Issue Date:
2005-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43993
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 37, Number 1
Page range:
209-227
Total Pages:
19
JEL Codes:
C61; Q12; Q52; Q58




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