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Rice straw burning: Alternative policy implications

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Richard L. Nelson, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis
Peter K. Thor, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis
Christine R. Heaton, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis

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California Agriculture 34(2):4-6.

Published February 01, 1980

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Burning rice straw, the residue of harvesting, pollutes the air and is possibly hazardous to health, but other alternatives proposed so far would place a heavy economic burden on growers who may not be able to pass their expenses on to consumers. The most likely long-term solution will be to find a way to utilize rice straw, possibly, for example, as fodder for cattle.

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Rice straw burning: Alternative policy implications

Richard L. Nelson, Peter K. Thor, Christine R. Heaton
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Rice straw burning: Alternative policy implications

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Authors

Richard L. Nelson, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis
Peter K. Thor, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis
Christine R. Heaton, Department of Agricultural Economists, U.C., Davis

Publication Information

California Agriculture 34(2):4-6.

Published February 01, 1980

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Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Burning rice straw, the residue of harvesting, pollutes the air and is possibly hazardous to health, but other alternatives proposed so far would place a heavy economic burden on growers who may not be able to pass their expenses on to consumers. The most likely long-term solution will be to find a way to utilize rice straw, possibly, for example, as fodder for cattle.

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