European environmental regulations to reduce water pollution: An analysis of their impact on UK dairy farms

Dan Rigby, Trevor Young

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Abstract

This study simulates the impact of environmental regulations on a group of dairy producers in the UK. The regulations originate from the EU and the Netherlands, and are designed to reduce water pollution from livestock waste. Policy simulation is carried out using Linear Programming models and an environmental sub-model allowing policy to be assessed in both economic and environmental terms. In many cases, policy imposition has no effect, and hence the distribution of waste across farmland and the targeting of pollution policy are considered. © Walter de Gruyter, Berlin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-78
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Dairy
  • Environmental regulation
  • Pollution
  • Waste

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