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dc.contributor.advisor Kramer, Randall
dc.contributor.author Jensen, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-26T18:08:37Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-26T18:08:37Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/306
dc.description.abstract This paper will explore the economic factors that influence a rural landowner’s decision to either continue planting crops or to enroll land in CRP. Specifically, I will estimate the extent to which federal commodity subsidies encourage North Carolina farmers to continue producing crops on agricultural land that may otherwise convert to CRP. I will also devise hypothetical policy scenarios related to conservation and commodity government payments in the 2007 Farm Bill to predict land use conversion. My hypotheses are: 1) Commodity subsidies promote inefficiency by encouraging farmers to till unproductive land that would otherwise convert to other uses such as CRP; 2) If the 2007 Farm Bill reduced commodity payments and/or expanded the CRP program, the amount of CRP-enrolled land would increase. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Land conversion en
dc.subject Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) en
dc.subject North Carolina en
dc.subject Federal Commodity Subsidies en
dc.subject 2007 Farm Bill en
dc.title LAND CONVERSION AND THE CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM (CRP) IN NORTH CAROLINA en
dc.type Masters' Project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

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