The Designation of Co-benefits and Its Implication for Policy: Water Quality versus Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils

dc.contributor.author Kling, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Secchi, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Jha, Manoj
dc.contributor.author Kurkalova, Lyubov
dc.contributor.author Feng, Hongli
dc.contributor.author Feng, Hongli
dc.contributor.author Gassman, Philip
dc.contributor.author Kling, Catherine
dc.contributor.department Center for Agricultural and Rural Development
dc.date 2018-02-16T14:32:38.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T01:04:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T01:04:23Z
dc.date.embargo 2015-06-17
dc.date.issued 2005-03-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This study investigates the implications of treating different environmental benefits as the primary target of policy design. We focus on two scenarios, estimating for both of them in-stream sediment, nutrient loadings, and carbon sequestration. In the first, we assess the impact of a program designed to improve water quality in Iowa on carbon sequestration, and in the second, we calculate the water quality impact of a program aimed at maximizing carbon sequestration. In both cases, the policy instrument is the retirement of land from agricultural production.</p> <p>Our results, limited to the state of Iowa, and to the case of set-aside for water quality or carbon sequestration purposes, indicate that the amount of co-benefits depends on what indicators are used to measure water quality. In general, this study shows that improving "water quality" in the sense of reducing nutrient or sediment loadings is too vague. Even if it is taken to refer to in-stream nutrients, because the responses of nitrogen and phosphorus to conservation efforts are not well correlated, this terminology may not provide much guidance.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources and Conservation
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources Management and Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Regional Economics
dc.subject.keywords carbon sequestration
dc.subject.keywords co-benefits
dc.subject.keywords environmental benefits targeting
dc.subject.keywords Iowa
dc.subject.keywords land set-aside
dc.subject.keywords water quality
dc.title The Designation of Co-benefits and Its Implication for Policy: Water Quality versus Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils
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