Potential for the Conservation Security Program to Induce More Ecologically Diverse Crop Rotations in the Western Corn Belt
Thomas Dobbs () and
Nicholas Streff Additional contact information Thomas Dobbs: Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
Nicholas Streff: Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
The potential of the USDA’s new Conservation Security Program (CSP) for inducing farmers to adopt more ecologically diverse crop rotations in the Western Corn Belt is examined. Simulations are conducted for a representative farm model in southeastern South Dakota, using different assumptions about commodity policies and CSP payments.