Effects of Rising Relative Energy Prices on Soil Erosion and Its Control

Miranowski, John; Zinser, L.; Shortle, J.; Monson, M.

American Journal of Agricultural Economics Vol. 67 no. 3 (August 1985): 558-562.

Efforts to develop public programs to control soil erosion should not ignore other economic trends which may affect soil erosion. This programming analysis considers the impact of rising relative energy prices on cropland erosion in conjunction with alternative erosion control policies. Higher relative energy prices are found to reduce soil erosion significantly, complement soil loss restriction policies, and have an ambiguous impact on subsidies for soil erosion abatement.

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