Regional economic impacts of policies to control erosion and sedimentation in Illinois and other Corn Belt States
Osteen, Seitz, W.D.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 60(3): 510-517
This analysis indicates that the adoption of different soil erosion control policies by different states in the Corn Belt will not result in significant shifts of production activities among the states. Some price impacts would occur but they would be felt throughout the region. More significant impacts may occur at the substate level. Farm operators on more erosive lands may be adversely affected. These results were generated using a general equilibriumlinear programming model of crop production and markets in the Corn Belt.