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Main Title The economic effects of ozone on agriculture /
Author Adams, Richard M. ; Hamilton, S. A. ; McCarl, B. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hamilton, Scott A.
McCarl, Bruce A.
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-600/3-84-090
Stock Number PB85-168441
OCLC Number 11935874
Subjects Atmospheric ozone--United States ; Air--Pollution--Economic aspects--United States ; Agriculture--Economic aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Agriculture economics ; Ozone ; Air pollution ; Assessments ; Reviews ; Farm crops ; Environmental impacts ; Livestock ; Economic analysis ; United States ; Concentration(Composition) ; Plants(Botany) ; Air pollution effects(Plants)
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-84-090 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/19/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-84-090 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESBD  EPA-600-3-84-090 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 03/17/1995
NTIS  PB85-168441 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiv, 175 p. : ill., 1 map ; 28 cm.
Past attempts to assess the monetary impacts of ozone or other air pollutants on agriculture have had only sparse plant science information on which to base an assessment. This paper reports on an economic assessment of the effects of simulated changes in ambient ozone on U.S. agriculture using recent crop response data from the National Crop Loss Assessment Network (NCLAN). The economic analysis is limited to those ozone effects directly associated with production and consumption of a set of agricultural commodities. Effects on non-agricultural commodities and compliance costs of achieving the simulated changes in ozone are not evaluated here and hence, these economic estimates are not necessarily net economic effects. The results are derived from an economic analysis based on a U.S. agricultural sector model that includes major crop and livestock production as well as processing and export uses. The economic effects of four hypothetical ambient ozone levels are measured and compared with a 1980 base situation. The analysis indicates that the economic effects as measured in income-equivalents to producers and consumers of agricultural commodities of moderate (25 percent) ozone change below ambient levels are approximately $1.7 to $1.9 billion. A similar increase in ozone pollution results in costs (losses in income) of $2.1 to $2.4 billion. These economic estimates display varying sensitivity to the form of the response and meteorological data incorporated in the assessment.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "September 1984." Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-80). "EPA-600/3-84-090." "CR810707-01-0."