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Erosion control: how does it change farm income?

By: Putman, J.
Contributor(s): Alt, K [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1987ISSN: 0022-4561.Subject(s): Costs | Erosion control | Income | Leaching | Losses | Models | Profit | Soil conservation | Yields AGROVOCDDC classification: 88-039123 In: Journal of Soil and Water Conservation v. 42, no. 4, p. 265-26788-039123Summary: If farmers maximize profit with no government inducements to conserve soil, adoption of conservation tillage will be expanded. Even with that potential expansion, erosion-caused yield losses would decrease farm income on 88.6 million erodible acres by 4% over the next 100 years, based on the results of a simulation study. A limitation on soil loss of 2T (twice the soil loss tolerancelevel) would reduce income 9.5% from the 1982 level. Lower returns due to greater use of rotations to meet the limit would offset the benefits of curbing yield losses caused by erosion. Limiting soil loss to 2T and 1T would reduce farm income by $250 million and $1.1 billion,Collection: AGRIS Collection
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If farmers maximize profit with no government inducements to conserve soil, adoption of conservation tillage will be expanded. Even with that potential expansion, erosion-caused yield losses would decrease farm income on 88.6 million erodible acres by 4% over the next 100 years, based on the results of a simulation study. A limitation on soil loss of 2T (twice the soil loss tolerancelevel) would reduce income 9.5% from the 1982 level. Lower returns due to greater use of rotations to meet the limit would offset the benefits of curbing yield losses caused by erosion. Limiting soil loss to 2T and 1T would reduce farm income by $250 million and $1.1 billion,

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