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Title: Effects of Environmental Regulation and Urban Encroachment on California‚Äôs Dairy Structure
Authors: Sneeringer, Stacy E.
Keywords: dairy
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: Environmental regulatory compliance costs are often cited as a factor in dairy location decisions, but few studies estimate the impacts of regulation in this sector. This article uses California dairy regulations to examine the pollution haven hypothesis in agriculture. Dairy industry regulation has varied regionally within the state, with the more strictly regulated Southern California region losing production and the more environmentally lenient Central Valley gaining production. Results show that even after controlling for population density and property values, regulation had significant negative effects on dairying in Southern California.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics>Volume 36, Number 3, December 2011
Total Pages: 25
From Page: 590
To Page: 614
Collections:Volume 36, Number 3, December 2011

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