A Watershed-Based Economic Model of Alternative Management Practices in Southern Agricultural Systems

We investigated the environmental impacts of alternative cultural practices within a watershed under different water quality standards. We used experimental data on nutrient runoff to determine the optimal amount of broiler litter application in hay production in Louisiana. To compensate for the lack of experimental data, we used biophysical simulation models to find the optimal combination of agricultural best-management practices in a watershed in Mississippi. The results indicated that stricter environmental standards lower total profit potential and litter utilization.


Issue Date:
2003-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/43213
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 35, Number 2
Page range:
381-389
Total Pages:
9
JEL Codes:
C6; Q1; Q25; D21




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