Campus Units

Economics, Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

4-2003

Journal or Book Title

Environmental and Resource Economics

Volume

24

Issue

4

First Page or Article ID Number

335

Last Page

358

DOI

10.1023/A:1023630823210

Abstract

The components of social costs included in the supply analysis are cash outlays and opportunity costs associated with harvest and alternative residue uses, potential environmental damage that is avoided by excluding unsuitable land, and costs in moving residues from farms to processing plants. Regional estimates account for the growing conditions and crops of the main agricultural areas of the United States. Estimates include the main U.S. field crops with potential for residue harvest: corn, wheat, sorghum, oats, barley, rice and cane sugar. The potential contribution of residues to U.S. energy needs is discussed.

JEL Classification

Q42, Q21

Comments

This article is from Environmental and Resource Economics 24 (2003): 335, doi: 10.1023/A:1023630823210.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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