Indirect land use change again questioned with North Carolina University Study

July 9, 2012 |
In North Carolina, a new study indicates that indirect land use change is not statistically correlated with high crop prices, at least to the degree that many models predict. The study, conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago found that as prices increase on crops, farmers make changes that result in higher per acre yields, and that they react to lower prices. This data supports the use of yield-price elasticity in indirect land use models, but indicates that current models underestimate real yield performance.

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