ECONOMIC-IMPACTS OF CONSERVATION COMPLIANCE ON A REPRESENTATIVE DAWSON COUNTY, TEXAS, FARM Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Economic impacts of conservation compliance on cotton farmers in the Southern High Plains of Texas were quantified using a case farm approach for a representative dryland cotton farm in Dawson County, Texas. Noncompliance with an approved conservation plan would result in a $26 700 per year decrease in average net cash farm income and certain insolvency for the representative farm. Compliance with an approved conservation plan, other than the basic system, caused virtually no reduction in net cash farm income. Farmers who have a larger-than-average proportion of their land classified as highly erodible will find sign-up in the Conservation Reserve Program preferable to complying with the conservation provisions. -from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • RICHARDSON, J. W., GERLOFF, D. C., HARRIS, B. L., & DOLLAR, L. L.

complete list of authors

  • RICHARDSON, JW||GERLOFF, DC||HARRIS, BL||DOLLAR, LL

publication date

  • January 1989