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Costs | NRCS Economics

NRCS cost information is available in numerous sources.  Cost information is in Section I of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide for each state.   Prior to FY2008, NRCS used state cost lists for conservation program payments, but paid as a percent of actual costs for most practices.  After FY2008, NRCS paid state payment rates as flat rate per practice.  In FY2012, NRCS moved from state-determined to nationally determined payment rates.  The state payment rates are available under the Programs page for each NRCS state website.  NRCS cost information sources include: 

Please contact your state economic contact for additional information.