An economic analysis of soil erosion control in a watershed representing Corn Belt conditions
Nelson, M.; Seitz, W.
North Central Journal of Agricultural Economics 1(2): 173-186
The economic impacts of soil erosion control and nitrogen use controls at the farm and watershed levels of aggregation are presented. A multiple-farm-level linear programming model of the production of crops in five-year rotations is used. The model, constructed to represent a 100-year period, gives estimates of the impacts of soil loss and nitrogen use controls at the farm and watershed levels of aggregation over time. Estimates of the impacts on crop selections, soil losses, conservation, and tillage practices and net incomes at the farm and watershed levels are presented.