ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF PLANTING FLEXIBILITY AND CONSERVATION 1990 FARM BILLS FOR FUTURE FARM LEGISLATION

The interaction of the planting flexibility and conservation compliance provisions from the 1985 and 1990 farm bills was evaluated using an integrated systems model. Results showed that flex and compliance policy in combination reduced net returns and government costs, diluted environmental benefits of conservation compliance, and increased grower responsiveness to market signals, compared with conservation compliance alone. Strict compliance and higher flex levels were the most detrimental to farm income and environmental goals. Decoupling in current and future policy proposals will promote conservation goals. Budgetary reductions in future farm policy could reduce conservation incentives.


Issue Date:
1997-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/31579
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31579
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 26, Number 2
Page range:
216-228
Total Pages:
13




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