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An economic evaluation of the conservation reserve program: Agricultural-food policy review: U.S. agricultural policies in a changing world

by Young, C.E; Osborn, C.T; Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. (EUA) .
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: PROG IV-E10 D419ar INVES-ET E10 D419 Publisher: Washington, D.C. (EUA): 1989Description: p. 125-168.Summary: The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a conservation-oriented cropland retirement program administered by USDA, will have a sizable effect on the agricultural sector, related sectors of the economy, and the environment. The authors' comparison of the voluntary retirement of 45 million CRP acres with a situation with no CRP indicates that commodity prices will rise, timber production will increase, consumer food costs will increase, environmental quality will improve, and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) costs will decline. The authors estimated the net economic benefits to be in the range of 3.4 -11 billion. However, some important economic effects could not be included due to unavailable data. Any estimate of the net Government expense of the CRP depends greatly on projected commodity market conditions and assumed levels of the acreage reduction program (ARP). The authors estimated in late 1987 that the net Government expense would be small. A more recent estimate made after the 1988 drought and with higher assumed ARP levels in the absence of the CRP resulted in a significantly higher net Government expense.Subject(s): DESARROLLO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBLE | POLITICA AGRICOLA | SECTOR AGRICOLA | EROSION DEL SUELO | PRODUCCION AGROPECUARIA | RECURSOS NATURALES | PROTECCION AMBIENTAL | EFECTOS DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE | ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA
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