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Working Farm Participation and Acreage Enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program

  • Dayton M. Lambert (a1), Patrick Sullivan (a2) and Roger Claassen (a2)

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Among Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants, there is a distinction between farm households using the program to ease out of farming and those using the program to augment production receipts. We find evidence that factors other than crop or livestock revenue and environmental factors are associated with program participation and acreage enrollment among farmers who continue agricultural production. Program payments and farm size are positively associated with the amount of land enrolled in the CRP, and characteristics of participants in land retirement and working-lands CRP components are similar.

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Working Farm Participation and Acreage Enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program

  • Dayton M. Lambert (a1), Patrick Sullivan (a2) and Roger Claassen (a2)

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