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Title: GOVERNMENT POLICY, WIND EROSION, AND ECONOMIC VIABILITY IN SEMI-ARID AGRICULTURE: THE CASE OF THE SOUTHERN TEXAS HIGH PLAINS
Authors: Bunn, Julie A.
Keywords: Conservation practices
Cropping system choice
Economic dynamics
FAIR Act of 1996
Issue Date: 1998-12
Abstract: The 1996 farm bill challenges agricultural producers to pursue conservation objectives while allowing flexibility and reducing subsidies. The nature of this challenge for semi-arid rainfed, wind-erosion-prone agriculture is explored via a behavioral model. Simulations of farm-firm decision making under scenarios in the southern Texas High Plains are evaluated. Results indicate that the removal of subsidies, while lowering farm incomes, does not, under most assumptions, alter cropping system choice. Alternatively, under a variety of assumptions, the imposition of an erosion tax shuts down cropping.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15551
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 30, Number 02, December 1998
Total Pages: 13
Language: English
From Page: 339
To Page: 351
Collections:Volume 30, Number 02, December 1998

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