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2018 Farm Act Retains Conservation Programs But Could Reduce Payments for Land Retirement

Roger Claassen, Daniel Hellerstein and Steven Wallander

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. December 2019, issue 11

Abstract: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (also known as the 2018 Farm Act) continues all major conservation programs and makes only modest changes in program funding. The five largest agricultural conservation programs continue to account for a large majority of mandated conservation spending, while overall spending levels are projected to be slightly higher than they would have been under the 2014 Farm Act. Embedded within the bill, however, are changes that could have far-reaching effects on the conservation incentives offered to farmers and ranchers.

Keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy; Land Economics/Use (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302885

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