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Can Tax Credits Promote Land Conservation?

Since the federal government first offered tax deductions for landowners who donate conservation easements back in 1976, "the growth of land trusts and their increasing use of conservation easements is one of the most striking trends in American land conservation," says Nick Parker. He is launching a new research project to quantify the effects of state and federal tax incentives on landowner conservation decisions.

Calculating Risk as Milk Prices Sink and Soar

At 4:30 p.m. on the last business Friday of each month, dairy farmers across the country have 27 hours to decide whether to insure their milk income in a volatile market. "Milk prices can double or fall by half in any given year," says Brian Gould. He points to the 1995 change in the way milk is priced as the culprit that has forced dairy producers to become experts in risk management just to stay solvent. Gould's unique, award-winning website gives them a powerful decision-making tool.
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Last updated on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 10:20am