Economic Research Report No. (ERR-148) 75 pp

April 2013

The Role of Conservation Programs in Drought Risk Adaptation

This report evaluates the extent to which farms facing higher levels of drought risk are more likely to participate in conservation programs, and finds a strong link between drought risk and program participation.

Keywords: Climate, conservation programs, drought, adaptation, irrigation efficiency, land retirement, risk, tillage

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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