A land retirement program offers one positive way of handling the surplus problem. And agricultural economists at Iowa State have come up with some estimates of the costs and effectiveness of such a program.
Butcher, Walter and Heady, Earl O.
"One Way to Beat the Surplus Problem,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol14/iss10/2