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Economics

This area of the NRCS New York web site provides links to resources such as typical installation costs for conservation practices, payment rates for Technical Service Providers, and the NRCS National Economics web site.

Dollars and Sense in Conservation

Ciriacy-Wantnup, a pioneer in resource economics, explained how economic principles help us understand the conservation behavior of farmers and ranchers. Knowing these principles is still important, not just to the resource economist, but to anyone involved in furthering conservation on agricultural lands. NRCS New York has created this web page based on the original Dollars and Sense in Conservation publication.

Information Resources

Amber Waves
Amber Waves contains articles by USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) researchers and their collaborators. The Economic Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Service
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a key outreach system of Cornell University with a strong public mission and an extensive local presence that is responsive to needs in New York communities

Cornell University Department of Applied Economics and Management

Economic Research Service (USDA ERS)
The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ERS conducts a research program to inform public and private decision making on economic and policy issues involving food, farming, natural resources, and rural development.

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The mission of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is to foster a competitive food and agriculture industry that benefits producers and consumers alike.

NYFarmLink
New York FarmLink provides educational resources, consulting, and opportunities that enable more farms to be transferred and joint ventures to be developed for the economic enhancement of New York State agriculture.

NYFarmNet
The mission of the New York FarmNet is to provide farm families with a network of contacts and support services to help them develop skills for dealing with life challenges and transitions - through personalized education, confidential consulting, and referral.

Regional Agricultural Economic Information Sources
Other State, Federal, and University sponsored Web sites relating to agricultural economics. Click on the interactive map to go to the state of interest to you.

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to United States agriculture.

USDA NRCS Economics
The USDA NRCS Economics Web site.

Conservation Practices Photo Gallery

Contact Information

Flo Swartz, Agricultural Economist
Telephone: 315-477-6533
E-mail: Flo Swartz