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By Nii Adote Abrahams and James S. Shortle


A simulation of U.S. corn production compares four environmental policies for controlling agricultural nitrate pollution. Public uncertainty about key economic parameters are considered. Results indicate that policy choice is sensitive to commodity programs and the public information structure. Agricultural research benefits are also sensitive to agricultural environmental policy choices.environmental policy, nonpoint pollution, uncertainty, value of information, Environmental Economics and Policy,

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