Agenda 2000, rebalancing, oilseed rape, mixed-integer programmimg model, crop rotation

Ackrill, R.W. ORCID: 0000-0002-0739-1812, Ramsden, S.J. and Gibbons, J.M., 2001. Agenda 2000, rebalancing, oilseed rape, mixed-integer programmimg model, crop rotation. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 28 (2), pp. 207-226. ISSN 0165-1587

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This paper assesses the impact of current market conditions and Agenda 2000 CAP reforms, particularly the 'rebalancing' of support between cereals and oilseed crops, on crop gross margins and hence on the incentive to produce oilseed rape on three representative farm types in eastern England. Results indicate that under a conventional rotation, oilseed rape area falls substantially on two of the farm types considered. However, the incentive to plant break crops more frequently increases after the reform; under a two-break crop rotation, oilseed rape area remains at pre-reform levels. Oilseed rape prices of c. £100 per tonne, particularly when combined with unrestricted set-aside rates, conventional rotations and low cereal prices, would give farmers in eastern England substantial incentives to reduce the area of the crop grown.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: CAP reform and the re-balancing of support for cereals and oilseeds: a farm level analysis
Description: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in European Review of Agricultural Economics following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [full citation above] is available online at:
Publication Title: European Review of Agricultural Economics
Creators: Ackrill, R.W., Ramsden, S.J. and Gibbons, J.M.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2001
Volume: 28
Number: 2
ISSN: 0165-1587
Rights: © 2001 Oxford University Press and the Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:56
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:45

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