Economic impacts of groundwater quality legislation on central Arizona cotton farmers

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Title:
Economic impacts of groundwater quality legislation on central Arizona cotton farmers
Author:
McGinnis, Mark Allen,1963-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The profitability effects on central Arizona cotton producers resulting from the regulation of agricultural chemicals was estimated. Evaluating the economic effects on farmers is an important consideration in the development of groundwater protection policy as mandated by Arizona's 1986 Environmental Quality Act. A survey was taken of Pest Control Advisors in Maricopa and Pinal Counties to determine the substitutions which take place between various agricultural chemicals and the estimated resulting change in cotton lint yield. Technical data regarding nitrogen fertilizer applications was taken from local studies done by personnel from Cooperative Extension. This data was analyzed using comparative farm budgeting techniques. Significant effects were estimated for the elimination of certain specific agricultural chemical inputs, while others projected only minimal effects due to the availability of substitute products. Detailed sensitivity analyses were performed to determine the effects of changing production and cost parameters assumed in the model.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Agricultural chemicals -- Law and legislation -- Economic aspects -- Arizona.; Cotton -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona.; Groundwater -- Quality -- Economic aspects -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Economics; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Colby, Bonnie G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEconomic impacts of groundwater quality legislation on central Arizona cotton farmersen_US
dc.creatorMcGinnis, Mark Allen,1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcGinnis, Mark Allen,1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe profitability effects on central Arizona cotton producers resulting from the regulation of agricultural chemicals was estimated. Evaluating the economic effects on farmers is an important consideration in the development of groundwater protection policy as mandated by Arizona's 1986 Environmental Quality Act. A survey was taken of Pest Control Advisors in Maricopa and Pinal Counties to determine the substitutions which take place between various agricultural chemicals and the estimated resulting change in cotton lint yield. Technical data regarding nitrogen fertilizer applications was taken from local studies done by personnel from Cooperative Extension. This data was analyzed using comparative farm budgeting techniques. Significant effects were estimated for the elimination of certain specific agricultural chemical inputs, while others projected only minimal effects due to the availability of substitute products. Detailed sensitivity analyses were performed to determine the effects of changing production and cost parameters assumed in the model.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural chemicals -- Law and legislation -- Economic aspects -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCotton -- Environmental aspects -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroundwater -- Quality -- Economic aspects -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairColby, Bonnie G.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213332720en_US
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