The Effects of Commodity Programs on Resource Use
Agricultural economists are entering an exciting and challenging era with significant opportunities to coordinate agricultural and resource policies to achieve greater “consistency”2. The Food Security Act (FSA) of 1985 ushered in a new set of commodity and conservation policies. For the first time, the farm bill contained an active conservation title that introduced significant new efforts to protect natural resources. Simultaneously, these conservation provisions contributed to commodity supply control objectives and reduced commodity program outlays. But conservation policy alone may not be efficacious in altering agricultural production in environmentally sensitive areas.
KeywordsPolicy Reform Conservation Reserve Program Resource Policy Crop Acreage Farm Program
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