By Bruce L. Gardner, Gordon C. Rausser
The subject material of agricultural economics has either broadened and deepened and the chapters of this guide current leading edge paintings within the box. This quantity includes sections on ''agriculture, average assets and the environment'' and ''agriculture within the macroeconomy''. quantity 2B completes the guide with a piece on ''agriculture and nutrients policy''. even if agricultural economists have consistently paid cognizance to those subject matters, examine dedicated to them has elevated considerably in scope in addition to intensity in recent times
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Productivity losses from erosion appear small. S. S. cropland suffered sheet and rill (wind) erosion at rates high enough to impair productivity in any degree, while only 2 percent suffered severe erosion of either type Ch. 23: Agriculture and the Environment 1257 [Natural Resource Conservation Service (1994)]. S. agricultural productivity only on the order of 3 to 4 percent over 100 years [Crosson (1986)]. These measures appear insufficient to ensure adequate environmental quality, however. S.
Salinization of rivers by irrigation runoff damages crop production in downstream areas. Upslope irrigation may cause drainage problems in downslope areas. Pesticide drift kills bees and thus impairs orchard pollination. These problems have spawned a large, wide-ranging literature exploring efficient and equitable policy design. This chapter reviews some of the major developments in that literature, concentrating on the portion that addresses the major features distinguishing agriculture from other industries.
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Agriculture and its External Linkages by Bruce L. Gardner, Gordon C. Rausser