ERIC Number: ED290945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Land Use and Soil Erosion. A National Linear Programming Model. Technical Bulletin Number 1742.
Huang, Wen-Yuan; And Others
This technical bulletin documents a model, the Natural Resource Linear Programming (NRLP) model, capable of measuring the effects of land use restrictions imposed as conservation measures. The primary use for the model is to examine the government expenditures required to compensate farmers for retiring potentially erodible private cropland. The model and its uses are introduced, and the design of the base model is then described. The mathematical formulation representing the base model is then specified. Land base data used in the base model are presented, and the derivation of coefficients used in the base model are later described. Results of a base run solution are presented. The bulletin concludes with a discussion of the system's potential applications such as analysis of cropland retirement programs, optional conservation-tillage practices, and integration of soil conservation programs with commodity programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Costs, Federal Aid, Land Use, Linear Programing, Models, Soil Conservation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (stock no. 001-019-00567-0).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Note: Document contains colored print.