On-site and off-site impacts of soil erosion: their implications for soil conservation policy

Eduardo Segarra, R. Terry Ervin, Michael R. Dicks, Daniel B. Taylor

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Using dynamic optimization modeling, impacts of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the Conservation Compliance Provision (CC) contained in the Conservation Title of the 1985 US Food Security Act was evaluated for a representative farm in South-Central Virginia. Results provide insights on the optimal course of action with respect to what, how, and when to produce agricultural commodities, such that maximization of net present value of returns is achieved when considering the alternatives of enrolling in CRP, meeting CC requirements, or neither.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalResources, Conservation and Recycling
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1991


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