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Conserving data in the Conservation Reserve : how a regulatory program runs on imperfect information

Author: James Hamilton; Kenneth A Cook
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Resources for the Future, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enrolling over 30 million acres, the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is the largest conservation program in the United States. Under the guidelines of the CRP, the federal government pays farmers to stop farming their land in the hopes of achieving a variety of conservation goals, including the reduction of soil erosion, improvement of water quality, and creation of wildlife habitat. In Conserving Data,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Hamilton; Kenneth A Cook
ISBN: 9781933115825 1933115823 9781933115818 1933115815
OCLC Number: 460057073
Description: xx, 148 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Information through the policy cycle --
Defining the environmental benefits index --
Interpreting the conservation reserve program in the field(s) --
The mechanics of monitoring GAO, Congress, and the Federal Register --
The environmental working group pulls the pieces together --
Media coverage and academic analyses : cycles of praise and criticism --
Information and regulatory implementation.
Responsibility: James T. Hamilton ; [foreword by Ken Cook].

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Enrolling over 30 million acres, the US Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is the largest conservation program in the United States. This title explores the role of information in the policy cycle as  Read more...

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