CROP SUBSTITUTION ON UK SUGAR BEET FARMS AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT: A MULTI-PRODUCT COST FUNCTION APPROACH

This paper analyzes the effect that the imminent reform of the EU sugar beet regime will have on United Kingdom (UK) sugar beet farms. Specifically, we estimate a multi-product cost function to analyze the effect the changes on the sugar beet price support and quota will have on the crop allocation of sugar beet farms and their aggregate use of inputs. Based on these estimates we discuss the implications that changes in the crop patterns may have on farm environmental variables such as soil loss and groundwater pollution.


Issue Date:
2005
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/31933
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31933
Total Pages:
23
Series Statement:
Discussion Paper Number 10.2005




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