Temporal and Spatial Evaluation of Soil Conservation Policies

P. G. Lakshminarayan, Bruce A. Babcock
February 1996  [96-WP 149]

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Lakshminarayan, P.G. and B.A. Babcock. 1996. "Temporal and Spatial Evaluation of Soil Conservation Policies." Working paper 96-WP 149. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


Contained in this paper are estimates of the benefits and costs of alternative soil conservation policies in a spatially and temporally consistent framework. The policies considered are implementation of soil conservation practices with an objective of reducing erosion to a site's tolerance level and a policy with an objective of a voluntary 50 percent reduction of conventional tillage. Costs and erosion benefits of these two policies are compared with those obtained from CRP.