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Title: Soil erosion and conservation in the United States: An overview. Agriculture information bulletin. (Final)

Soil erosion on agricultural land in the United States does not pose an immediate threat to the Nation`s ability to produce food and fiber. However, erosion is impairing long-term soil productivity in some areas and is the largest contributor to nonpoint source pollution of the Nation`s waterways. Conservation and commodity programs are currently being coordinated to futher conservation objectives. This report provides background information on soil use, erosion, and conservation policies and programs; summarizes assessments of economic and environmental effects of erosion; and discusses policies and programs as well as options for their improvement.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
147522
Report Number(s):
PB--96-109434/XAB; USDA/AIB--718
TRN: 53243646
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Oct 1995
Research Org:
Economic Research Service, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; AGRICULTURE; SOIL CONSERVATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; USA; RESOURCE CONSERVATION