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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1961. Department of Agricultural Economics.


Copyright 1961, the author. Used by permission.


The Conservation Reserve, as an approach to the problem of reducing production and bringing about better land use, has often been challenged.Many questions have been raised as to the effects of the Conservation Reserve Program upon production and land use.

The purpose of this study is to provide answers to some of the questions that have been raised about the effects of the Conservation Reserve Program in Nebraska.

Some of the results of this study show a comparison of the participants and the non-participants reveals that the non-participants tended to have more productive farms, more intensive farming operations, more invested in land, and a higher percentage of land under cultivation.The most significant change is a change in the use of the land that is being taken out of production.

The Conservation Reserve Program has not balanced the supply of and demand for agricultural commodities at existing price levels.It has, however, improved the situation by reducing production.

Advisor:Loyd K. Fischer