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Title: Modeling Pine as a Carbon-Sequestering Crop in Arkansas
Authors: Smith, S. Aaron
Popp, Michael P.
Nalley, Lawton Lanier
Brye, Kristofor R.
Authors (Email): Popp, Michael P. (
Keywords: carbon offsets
carbon sequestration
loblolly pine
Issue Date: 2012-08
Abstract: This study estimates the impact of carbon offset payments on land use choices, net producer returns, and carbon sequestration. Loblolly pine is added to traditional cropping choices as a designated carbon-sequestering crop. With a carbon offset price of $15 per ton, pine enters land use on 10 percent of pasture acres. At $30, loblolly pine significantly increases in acreage in areas traditionally planted in row crops. The analysis suggests that the addition of pine as a carbon-sequestering crop can affect land use, add to producer returns, and sequester additional carbon relative to producer choice sets that exclude pine.
Institution/Association: Agricultural and Resource Economics Review> Volume 41, Number 2, August 2012
Total Pages: 15
From Page: 232
To Page: 246
Collections:Volume 41, Number 2, August 2012

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