THE IMPACT OF POLLUTION CONTROLS ON LIVESTOCK-CROP PRODUCERS
By: Schnitkey, Gary D.; Miranda, Mario J.
Schnitkey, Gary D.; Miranda, Mario J., THE IMPACT OF POLLUTION CONTROLS ON LIVESTOCK-CROP PRODUCERS, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 18, Issue 1, July 1993, Pages 25-36
A discrete-time, continuous-space model of a livestock- crop producer is used to examine the long-run effects of phosphorus runoff controls on optimal livestock production and manure application practices. Quantity restrictions and taxes on phosphorus application are shown to reduce livestock supply and impose greater costs on livestock-crop producers than on crop-only producers. Restrictions on manure application, without accompanying restrictions on commercial fertilizer application, will have only a limited effect on phosphorus runoff levels.