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A Stochastic Programming Analysis of the Farm Level Implications of Soil Erosion Control

  • Eduardo Segarra (a1), Randall A. Kramer (a1) and Daniel B. Taylor (a1)

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This paper analyzes the effects of uncertain soil loss in farm planning models. A disaggregated approach was used because of an interest in examining the impact of probabilistic soil loss constraints on farm level decisionmaking. A stochastic programming model was used to consider different levels of probability of soil loss. Traditional methods of analysis are shown to consistently overestimate net returns.

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