Factors Influencing and Steps Leading to the Adoption of Best Management Practices by Louisiana Dairy Farmers

Krishna P. Paudel, Wayne M. Gauthier, John V. Westra, Larry M. Hall
2008 Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics  
A logistic regression procedure was used to assess the impact of socioeconomic attributes on the best management practices (BMPs) adoption decision by Louisiana dairy farmers relative to cost-share and fixed incentive payments. Analysis of the steps in the BMP adoption decision process indicated visits between producers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture–Natural Resource Conservation Service significantly increase likelihood of BMP adoption. Producer willingness-to-pay results indicate that
more » ... sults indicate that marginal increases in dairy BMP adoption and associated improvement in environmental quality require increased technical and financial assistance.
doi:10.1017/s1074070800028066 fatcat:wgmormnatbau7bd7wtt4xohdle