Campus Units

Economics, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2000

Journal or Book Title

Choices

Volume

15

Issue

2

First Page or Article ID Number

33

Last Page

38

Abstract

Payments to landowners are a major vehicle to assure resource conservation and environmental protection. Examples of payment programs are listed in the sidebar, page. 34. Some of these programs (1, 2 and 3) compensate resource owners for changing resource uses while others (4, 5 and 6) involve the outright purchase of a resource. For example, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has compensated landowners to retire 37 million acres of highly erodible cropland at a current annual cost of approximately $1.9 billion, and the Nature Conservancy has protected more than 11 million acres of environmentally valuable land in the United States through purchase of donation.

Comments

This is an article from Choices, 2000, 15(2); 33-38. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf