Implications of Soil Loss Control Policies upon the Long-run Sustainability of Agricultural Production within the State of Iowa

James A. Langley, Earl O. Heady, Burton C. English
June 1983  [83-WP 1]

There is a growing tendency in the United States for decentralized public policymaking concerning agricultural production and resource use. Regional differences in climate, soil characteristics, water resource development, and input factor costs present each region with a unique situation. Individual regions have an incentive to develop a framework for analyzing both the impacts of national farm policies upon their own area, and in formulating region-specific policy programs which take explicit account of important local problems.

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