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Title: Assessing the Market for Poultry Litter in Georgia: Are Subsidies Needed to Protect Water Quality?
Authors: Mullen, Jeffrey D.
Bekchanov, Ulugbek
Karali, Berna
Kissel, David
Risse, Mark L.
Rowles, Kristin
Collier, Sam
Authors (Email): Mullen, Jeffrey (
Keywords: fertilizer
poultry litter
transportation model
water quality
JEL Codes: Q12
Issue Date: 2011-11
Abstract: Concerns about nutrient loads into our waters have focused attention on poultry litter applications. Like many states with a large poultry industry, Georgia recently designed a subsidy program to facilitate the transportation of poultry litter out of vulnerable watersheds. This paper uses a transportation model to examine the necessity of a poultry litter subsidy to achieve water protection goals in Georgia. We also demonstrate the relationship between diesel and synthetic fertilizer prices and the value of poultry litter. Results suggest that a well functioning market would be able to remove excess litter from vulnerable watersheds in the absence of a subsidy.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 43, Number 04, November 2011
Total Pages: 16
From Page: 553
To Page: 568
Collections:Volume 43, Number 04, November 2011

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