Economics of Natural Resources and Environment in Agriculture

David Blandford, J. B. Braden, J. S. Shortle

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Agriculture not only contributes to economic development and sustainability, but also is a significant factor in environmental sustainability. It is a leading source of water pollution, a profound disruptor of wildlife habitats, and a significant contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. It also shapes culturally important landscapes and amenities, fosters wildlife that depends on agroecosystems and sequesters carbon. Many of these impacts are difficult to measure, monitor, and attribute to specific sources, and this complicates the design of remedial policies. This article examines the economic foundations for contemporary analysis of agricultural policies related to natural resources and the environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAgriculture and the Environment
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780080931395
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science


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