Animal Waste Regulation and Transboundary Water Quality

Iho, Antti, Doug Parker, and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 16, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2013

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Abstract

Control of animal waste has been a major policy challenge. We identify the properties of efficient regulation and suggest that effective policies to control animal waste will enhance utilization of manure in local production and may change land allocation among crops. We also show that policies that aim to control local environmental problems, ignoring spillover among regions, may be significantly suboptimal and need to be replaced by policies with a global perspective.

Keywords

groundwater quality, groundwater pollution, nitrogen runoff, manure regulation, residual nitrogen, environmental policy, decision-making

Citation

Iho, Antti, Doug Parker, and David Zilberman. "Animal Waste Regulation and Transboundary Water Quality." ARE Update 16(3)(2013):8-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2013/16/3/animal-waste-regulation/