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Additionality in U.S. Agricultural Conservation and Regulatory Offset Programs

by Roger Claassen, John Horowitz, Eric Duquette, and Kohei Ueda

Economic Research Report No. (ERR-170) 81 pp, July 2014

Cover image for ERS report "Additionality in U.S. Agricultural Conservation and Regulatory Offset Programs" (ERR-170) “Additionality” is achieved when a conservation program payment results in actions that improve environmental performance of the farm and that would not have occurred without the payment. ERS estimates additionality in various programs.

Keywords: Additionality, conservation, payments, offsets, greenhouse gas, U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA, Economic Research Service, ERS, ERR-170

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Last updated: Monday, July 28, 2014

For more information contact: Roger Claassen, John Horowitz, Eric Duquette, and Kohei Ueda