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LOW-INPUT, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS OF INCREASED ALFALFA PRODUCTION IN THE EASTERN CORN BELT

John C. Foltz and Marshall A. Martin

No 270729, 1990 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Vancouver, Canada from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: Inclusion of alfalfa in crop rotations on Eastern Corn Belt farms with high and low productivity soils was analyzed with a mathematical programming model. Net incomes were larger with the government program but inclusion of alfalfa in the rotation reduced nitrogen fertilizer and herbicide use, potentially reducing environmental degradation.

Keywords: Crop Production/Industries; Environmental Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1990-08-05
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.270729

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