COST EFFECTIVENESS OF ALTERNATIVE SUBSIDY STRATEGIES FOR SOIL EROSION CONTROL

This article reports on analyses of the cost effectiveness of three soil erosion control policy alternatives, specifically 1) uniform-rate cost sharing, 2) variable-rate cost sharing, and 3) fixed subsidy payments per unit reduction in erosion. A brief discussion of the place of these alternative subsidy strategies within the content of the current policy environment is presented. Integer programming is employed to simulate adoption of "best management practices" (BMPs) on a set of representative farms in a case study watershed in response to these alternative subsidy strategies. Conclusions and policy implications are outlined.


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Issue Date:
1987-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/30205
Published in:
Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 19, Number 2
Page range:
21-32
Total Pages:
12




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