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Conservation Practices With Greater Benefits to Farmers and Ranchers Have Higher EQIP Completion Rates

Steven Wallander and Roger Claassen

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. June 2019, issue 05

Abstract: In the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), farmers and ranchers sign contracts to implement selected conservation practices on specific areas of their operations. After the practices are completed, the participants receive financial assistance payments. Sometimes practices are not completed as planned, and the financial assistance is reallocated to other practices or other contracts. Recent ERS research found that practices that are less likely to be completed tend to have higher additionality, the estimated percentage of participants who adopted the practice only because of financial incentives.

Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302717

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