sustainability, Big Sioux aquifer, nitrates, water quality
The overall goal of the SARE/Water Quality project was to determine whether economic incentives offered by recent environmental provisions of the Federal farm program are sufficient to induce Western Corn Belt/Northern Great Plains farmers in environmentally sensitive areas to adopt sustainable farming practices and systems. To attain this goal, four case farms were chosen to be involved in this study based on their size, soil types, cropping systems, topography, and management in the Big Sioux Aquifer study area.
Henning, Lon D.; Pflueger, Burton W.; Bischoff, John H.; and Dobbs, Thomas L., "Profitability and Nitrate Leaching Effects of Possible Farming Practice and System Changes Over South Dakota's Big Sioux Aquifer: Case Farm No. 1 Summary" (1995). Economics Pamphlet Series. 2.