Subsidizing Agricultural Nonpoint-Source Pollution Control: Targetting Cost Sharing & Technical Assistance

  • Erik Lichtenberg
  • Ivar E. StrandJr.
  • Billy V. Lessley
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 1)


As concern over nonpoint sources of water pollution has risen, agricultural sources have increasingly become a focus of policy. One reason is that agricultural sources account for a large and growing share of pollutants such as nitrogen, phosphorus, pesticides and (in cases like the San Joaquin Valley, California) heavy metals. Recent estimates suggest that surface water damages from soil erosion and associated runoff of agricultural chemicals in the United States were on the order of $9 billion annually (Ribaudo, 1989). Groundwater contamination by leaching of agricultural chemicals has also become a serious concern nationwide (Patrick, et al, 1987).


Cost Sharing Small Farmer Farm Size Large Farmer Adoption Rate 
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  • Erik Lichtenberg
  • Ivar E. StrandJr.
  • Billy V. Lessley

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