Explaining Participation in the Conservation Reserve Program and its Effects on Farm Productivity and Efficiency
Richard N. Boisvert and
Hung-Hao Chang ()
No 19321, 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)
Using a three-stage sample selection model, we identify factors affecting the probability and level of participation in CRP. Statistical tests support hypotheses that off-farm work and participation in other farm programs are exogenous to the CRP decision. We compare the relative technical and scale efficiencies for CRP participants and non-participants.
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