On the agriculture side, commodity coverage in the FASOM model includes 40 primary commodities and 46 secondary commodities [2, 12].
land base in the FASOM model includes private timberland, cropland, and pastureland.
The application of the FASOM model in this study is our first attempt to evaluate in greater detail the fiber supply potential of SRWC on agricultural lands in the United States and related implications.
The future outlook for SRWC acreage by region and decade as projected by FASOM is displayed in Figure 1.
The FASOM model allows substitution (at a cost) or downgrading of sawtimber material for use in pulp production.
Land use shifts between cropland, timberland, and pastureland are interconnected in the FASOM modeling, but impacts on the livestock sector are smaller than for grain crops.