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Emphasis Shifts in U.S. Agri-Environmental Policy

This article describes the policy shift in the 2002 Farm Bill toward increased funding of conservation policies, and shifting conservation priorities. The share of conservation funds allocated to working lands (land used for crop production or grazing) will increase, a modest increase in retirement programs will focus largely on wetland restoration, and the role of benefit-cost targeting in working land programs will be reduced, potentially reducing the cost-effectiveness of these programs.

Publication Name
Amber Waves
Downloadable Documents
Roger Claassen
Washington, DC; USDA Economic Research Service
Page Numbers
Publication Date
November 07, 2003
Publication Type
Conservation Policies and Programs, Farm Bill

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