The economic and environmental impacts of precision agriculture and interactions with agro-environmental policy

  title={The economic and environmental impacts of precision agriculture and interactions with agro-environmental policy},
  author={Jack Schieffer and Carl R. Dillon},
  journal={Precision Agriculture},
A whole-farm model was used to investigate the interacting effects of precision agriculture technology and agro-environmental policy on the production choices of a representative grain farm. Although some precision agriculture technologies did increase efficiency of resource use, they also decreased the effectiveness of policy, especially policies that rely on economic incentives (e.g., emission taxes). Precision agriculture can lead to higher marginal abatement costs in the form of forgone… 
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