EFFECT OF THE 1985 FARM BILL PROVISIONS ON FARMERS' SOIL CONSERVATION DECISIONS

Conservation initiatives in the 1985 Farm Bill affected farmers' decisions regarding soil conservation. A farmer survey was conducted and a multiperiod mixed-integer programming model was developed to determine an optimal farm plan with choice of crop-tillage combinations and land retirement. Results indicate that farmers' incentives to reduce soil loss in the Sand Mountain region in Alabama are not substantially affected by provisions of the 1985 Farm Bill. The bid price for the Conservation Reserve Program will have to be considerably higher than 1988 levels to provide an incentive to remove land from production.


Issue Date:
1990-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/30003
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/30003
Published in:
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 22, Number 2
Page range:
179-189
Total Pages:
11




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