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dc.contributor.author Palm-Forster, L. H.
dc.contributor.author Swinton, S. M.
dc.contributor.author Shupp, R. S.
dc.coverage.spatial US Midwest
dc.coverage.spatial Lake Erie
dc.coverage.spatial Maumee Watershed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-08T19:38:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-08T19:38:11Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-02
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.2gj34rk
dc.identifier.citation Palm-Forster LH, Swinton SM, Shupp RS (2017) Farmer preferences for conservation incentives that promote voluntary phosphorus abatement in agricultural watersheds. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72(5): 493-505.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.170838
dc.description Financial incentives are commonly used to promote voluntary adoption of agricultural best management practices (BMPs), but little is known about farmer preferences among alternative incentives. Using experimental procurement auctions, we evaluate how different conservation incentives affect farmer willingness to adopt BMPs that reduce phosphorus (P) runoff, a major driver of harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. We rank incentives (e.g., payment, BMP insurance, tax credit, and certification price premium) by the cost per pound of P runoff reduction. Payments and tax credits that target high impact areas of the watershed are more cost-effective than untargeted price premiums for product certification. Farmers demand higher payments for contracts offering BMP insurance (i.e., protection against yield loss from BMP use) due to uncertainty about how the program will be implemented and the reliability of indemnities, as well as anticipated transaction costs associated with the program. Understanding farmer preferences for different types of conservation incentives is critical to design agri-environmental programs that engage more farmers and cost-effectively enhance ecosystem services.
dc.relation.ispartofseries 72;5;2017
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2gj34rk/1
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.2gj34rk/2
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.2489/jswc.72.5.493
dc.subject agri-environmental policy
dc.subject best management practice (BMP) insurance
dc.subject harmful algal blooms
dc.subject payments for environmental services (PES)
dc.subject reverse auctions
dc.title Data from: Farmer preferences for conservation incentives that promote voluntary phosphorus abatement in agricultural watersheds
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor Palm-Forster, L. H.
prism.publicationName Journal of Soil and Water Conservation

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