EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

VIRGINIA FARMERS' SOIL CONSERVATION DECISIONS: AN APPLICATION OF TOBIT ANALYSIS

Patricia Norris () and Sandra S. Batie

Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1987, vol. 19, issue 1, 12

Abstract: Using data from a survey of farm operators in two Virginia counties, the authors analyze farmers' soil conservation decisions. Results indicate that financial factors, including income and debt, are the most important influences on the sample farmers' use of conservation practices. Additional factors such as perception of erosion, education level, off-farm employment, and tenancy also influence conservation expenditures. Factors influencing conservation tillage acreage differ from those influencing expenditures for other conservation practices. In particular, age and race of the operator and on-farm erosion potential are significantly related to the use of conservation tillage but not other practices. These results are discussed in terms of their implications for conservation programs.

Keywords: Resource; /Energy; Economics; and; Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1987
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (81) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/29310/files/19010079.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ags:sojoae:29310

DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.29310

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics from Southern Agricultural Economics Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by AgEcon Search ().

 
Page updated 2021-10-07
Handle: RePEc:ags:sojoae:29310