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Technical Note - Economics

This web site contains most NRCS Economic and Watershed Technical Notes in chronological order, 2013 going back to the 1950s. Additional NRCS technical references are available at the main NRCS technical reference sites. Many of these technical notes are obsolete, and mainly included here for archival purposes. These older Technical Notes can be used for training purposes and to understand older watershed evaluations, needed when reviewing a 50-year-old dam for repairs.  State Economic Technical Notes are also listed at the bottom of this page.

NRCS Economics Handbooks

Most of these technical notes have been superseded by the National Watershed Manual, and the NRCS National Economic Handbooks.  Some of the following notes are available in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint formats. Thanks to many current and former economists for furnishing Technical Notes for this site.

Number/Source Subject Author Date
Technical Note No. 200-ECN-1 Basic Economic Analysis Using T-Charts Hal Gordon August 2013
MT-11 Conservation Pays: Minimal Till Sugar Beets in Northeast Montana Conservation Pays: Minimal Till Sugar Beets in Northeast Montana Rena.Ruffin July 2012
Economic support at the State Level,
Talking Points at Chief's VTC
Economic support at the State Level Lesia Reed, Deputy Chief, SPA May, 2012
CP52 Economics Documentation Guide Handbook CP 52 Hal Gordon March, 2012
CP52 Economics Documentation Guide Presentation CP 52 Hal Gordon March, 2012
National Watershed Programs Manual (E-directives)

National Watershed Program Manual (PDF, 2.81MB)

Marvin Brown, National Watershed Program Leader, 202-690-2819 January, 2010
National Watershed Programs Handbook (E-directives)

National Watershed Program Handbook (PDF, 80KB)

Marvin Brown, National Watershed Program Leader, 202-690-2819 January, 2010
FinancialFeasiblityInformationSheet.pdf, (PDF, 14KB) Financial Feasibility and Scheduling Conservation Practice Installation June Moss, MI August, 2009
The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB) The Economics of Culvert Replacement: Fish Passage in Eastern Maine (DOC, 70KB) John Long July, 2009
Part 613 NRCS National Resource Economics Handbook, Payment Schedules (PDF, 286 KB) Payment Schedules (PDF, 286 KB) James Rowe June, 2009
Rapid Watershed Assessment Lessons Learned (PPT, 1.78MB) Rapid Watershed Assessment Lessons Learned (PPT, 1.78MB) Jan Surface May, 2009
Search for the Elusive 35%; A Sponsor Dilemma (DOC, 83KB) Search for the Elusive 35%; A Sponsor Dilemma (PPT, 5MB) James Featherston May, 2009
Kansas Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program (PPT, 3.6MB) Kansas Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program (PPT, 3.6MB) Paul Gallagher May, 2009
BioenergyCropProdCostForSwitchgrassBFPMC1-07.xls Bioenergy Crop Production Costs for Switchgrass Flo Swartz, NY March, 2009
BioenergyCropProdCostForWillowBFPMC1-07.xls Bioenergy Crop Production Costs for Willows Flo Swartz, NY March, 2009
Watershed Economics Training (PPT, 58K) Dale Pekar's Watershed Economics Training (PPT, 58K) Dale Pekar March, 2009
National Economic Development (NED) Plan Requirement affecting Watershed Rehabilitation Projects (PDF, 400KB) National Economic Development (NED) Plan Requirement affecting Watershed Rehabilitation Projects (PDF, 400KB) David Buland June, 2008
Conservation Buffers Conservation Buffers: Design Guidelines for Buffers, Corridors, and Greenways Bruce Wight March, 2009
HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual HAZUS®MH MR3 Flood Model Technical Manual FEMA January, 2009
Missouri NRCS Economics Tool 2 (XLS, 2mb) The Economics of Converting Cropland or Grassland to Forestland(XLS, 2mb) Lauren Cartwright August, 2008
Economics MT-10 Soil Carbon Sequestration Opportunities for Montana Producers (PDF, 51KB) Gerald M. Schaefer Feb, 2008
TN.190.NM.6 : Nutrient Management - 6 Nitrogen Efficiency and Management John Davis Nov. 2, 2007
TN.210.BIME.1 :
Biomass Energy Technical Note No. 1
AN ANALYSIS OF ENERGY PRODUCTION COSTS FROM MANURE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION SYSTEMS ON U.S. LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Kelsi S. Bracmort

Nov. 1, 2007
Economics Technical Note No. MT-9 Energy Conservation on Irrigated Land in Eastern Montana Gerald M. Schaefer Nov. 1, 2007
TN.190.RP.1
PROFITABLE GRAZING-BASED DAIRY SYSTEMS  
James B. Cropper Sept. 6, 2007
Economics Technical Note No. MT-8 Variable-Rate Application of Fertilizer Gerald M. Schaefer February, 2007
NWMC Circular 9 National Watershed Manual 390-V Circular 9,
Watershed Program Funds shall provide 100% of cost for flood protection measures.
Deputy Chief for Programs August 24, 2006
Nebraska CPA-52 Training on Economic and Social Considerations Julie Breuer Nov. 20, 2006
West NTSC Fact Sheet : Econ 01.01 An Economics Explanation of Conservation Technology Kevin Boyle Sept, 2006
West NTSC Tech. Note: Econ 101.01 The Economics of Conservation Tillage Kevin Boyle Sept, 2006
NWMC Circular 8 National Watershed Manual 390-V Circular 8,
To Clarify the Review process and policy for Watershed Plans developed through the Watershed Surveys and Planning Program.
Deputy Chiefs for Programs and S&T June 8, 2006

New NRCS Guidance for Cost Lists, Application Evaluation and Ranking Tools

Larry Edmonds From July 19, 2006 training
New Comparison Study of 1200 Recreational Studies by the Forest Service that has US and Regional Average User Day Values by type of activity  These values can be used for computing NED Regional Economic Benefits. It was used as the database for the 2005 study, Updated Outdoor Recreation Use Values on National Forests and Other Public Lands.  USFS 10/2005
Farming for Profit and Sustainability Resource Manual Alternative Enterprises and Agritourism:  Farming for Profit and Sustainability Resource Manual Jerry Namken, RED 6/06
Alternative Agriculture On-Farm Economics of Alternative Agriculture Madalene Ransom 3-06-06
RED
and Programs
Larry Edmonds 8-24-06
Producer Price Index Steps to obtain Producer Prices Index data (26KB) Madalene Ransom 2-21-06
NRCS-MI-Economics #1 Michigan Technical Note  Agricultural Use Land Values June Moss 11-08-05
NRCS-MT-Economics
Tech Note 7
Enterprise Costs and Returns for Different Cropping and Tillage Systems in Northeastern Montana Jerry (Gerald) Schaefer January, 2006
NRCS-MT-Economics
Tech Note 6
Enterprise Costs and Returns for Different Cropping and Tillage Systems in Southeastern Montana and Southwestern North Dakota Jerry (Gerald) Schaefer April, 2005
Gilbert F. White National Flood Policy Forum Reducing Flood Losses: Is the 1% Chance (100-year) Flood Standard Sufficient? Jon Werner and Bruce Julian 12-28-04
Boise St How to Pay Issues of Watershed Restoration Environmental Finance Center
 Boise State University
12-21-04
NWMC Cost Computation for Watershed Rehabilitation Projects Dale Pekar, NWMC 12-07-04
NWMC Composted Manure Used Along Roadways Controls Erosion David Moffitt>, NWMC 12-07-04
RED ERA Agri-Tourism Demographic Presentation (214 KB) NRCS,
Jim Maetzold
23-June-03
NHQ National Operation and Maintenance Manual
Backup Copy (962 KB)
NRCS May, 2003
NWMC Rehab Economics Powerpoint Presentation 8/2002 Dale Pekar (192 KB) NRCS/NWMC 8-Aug-02
390-11-5 NED Exception Example Letter (118 KB) USDA/NRCS/VI 09/20/01
KS1 : ECN Kansas Economics Tech Note KS-1 : ECN – Environmental Effects for Conservation Plans and Areawide Conservation Plans – Economic Considerations (61.5 KB) USDA/NRCS/KS
Gaye Bletscher
6-Aug-01
KS5 : ECN Kansas Social Sciences Tech Note KS-5 : SSC – Environmental Effects for Conservation Plans and Areawide Conservation Plans – Social Considerations (64>5 KB) USDA/NRCS/KS
Gaye Bletscher
6-Aug-01
RMRS-GTR-72 Benefit transfer of outdoor recreation use values: A technical document supporting the Forest Service Strategic Plan (2000) FS 06/13/01
Nebraska Environmental Compliance and CPA-52 Guidance Sheets (24.5 KB) USDA/NRCS/NE 06/06/01
EPA EPA Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses EPA 01/19/01
SS Assessing the Economic Value of Soil Information Using Decision Analysis Techniques (1.67 MB) Soil Science 12/20/00
USPL106472
Pub.L.106-472
106 Congress Rehabilitaion of Water Resource Structural Measures amendment to PL566 US Congress 12/2000
OR-FOTG Oregon FOTG: Section III - Quality Criteria (184 KB) USDA/NRCS/OR
Hal Gordon
12-Oct-00
OR-EVT-1ECO (10/00) Oregon Economics Documentation Guide (30.0 KB) USDA/NRCS/OR
Hal Gordon
12-Oct-00
VT CPA52 Vermont CPA52, Environmental Effects for Conservation Plans and Areawide Conservation Plans (31.0 KB) USDA/NRCS/VI
LynnKnight
03/17/00
AWRA1 Use of Soil and Water Protection Practices Among Farmers in the NC Region of the US (2.71 MB) AWRA 08/01/00
FWS National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation FWS 12/10/99
ASAE S495 Uniform Terminology for Agricultural Machinery Management (46.0 KB) ASAE 12/1/99
ASAE S496.2 Agricultural Machinery Management (90.0 KB) ASAE 12/1/99
ASAE S497.4 Agricultural Machinery Management Data (100 KB) ASAE 3/1/99
1702r99 Estimating OM&R (18.5 KB) S 06/21/99
1705r99 Plan Formulation for Animal Waste Management Systems (15.6 KB) S 06/21/99
1706r99 Project Planning for Water Quality Concerns (252 KB) S 06/21/99
1801r99 Guide for Estimating Participation In Conservation Operations and Watershed Protection Projects (36.7 KB) S 06/21/99
614r99 The Economics of Nutrient and Pest Management (23.5 KB) S 06/21/99
620r99 URB1 Data Development Procedures (117 KB) S 06/21/99
611 NRCS National Water Resources Handbook for Economics Part 611 (855 KB) NRCS 07/02/98
300-V-NWSMr98 NRCS National Watersheds ManualSingle file version National Watershed Manual NRCS 04/02/98
W2 Appraisal and Valuation for Conservation Efforts (182 KB) W 01/01/98
ERS (87012) Value of Land and Buildings per Acre by County, tab1 (256 KB) tab2 (265 KB) tab3 (185 KB) ERS 2/1/1997
612 NRCS National Resource Economics Handbook,
Water Quality Part 612
(4.48 MB)
NRCS NHQ 12/15/96
OBERS, BEA The BEA Regional Projections, 1969 to 2045 (OBERS) projections (3.88 MB) BEA 1996
96 Economic Analysis of Federal Regulations
Under Executive Order 12866
OMB 1/11/96
W14 A Field Office Procedure for Evaluating CRP Alternatives (762 KB) W 10/19/94
MW6 URB1 Data Development Procedures (1.73 MB) MW 9/15/95
NEH NRCS National Resource Economics Handbook,
Part 610 Draft
(7.84 MB)
NHQ 08/01/95
620 ECON2 Program (63.3 KB) S 07/11/94
620 ECON2 Users Manual (18.8 MB) S 07/11/94
620 URB1 Program (49.2 KB) S 07/11/94
620 URB1 Data Development Procedures (117 KB) S 07/11/94
620 DE Data Entry Program for Econ2 & URB1 (86.1 KB) S 07/11/94
ECN3 Flood Damage Commercial and Industrial Interview Form (216 KB) S 04/04/94
W13 Procedures for Evaluating Flatland Flood Damages (646 KB) W 01/01/94
1708 Plan of Work (POW) Development (1.67 MB) S 12/15/93
619 Procedures for Evaluating Flatland Flood Damages (831 KB) S 09/01/93
ID1 Fence Costs (323 KB) ID 07/01/93
31 Determination of Changed Land Use of Flood Plain Land in Watershed Projects (403 KB) E 06/27/93
NWM Circ Determination of Rural Communities for use in Determining Eligibility for Flood Prevention Projects to be installed with FA from PL566 (58.8 KB) Tom Wehri, NHQ 02/22/93
12 Using the Environmental Technical Information System in SCS Activities (2.46 MB) W 01/01/93
1705 Plan Formulation for Animal Waste Management Systems (263 KB) S 01/01/93
W12 Using the Environmental Technical Information System in SCS Activities  (2.46 MB) W 01/01/93
OMB OMB Circular No. A-94, Discount Rates For Cost-Effectiveness, Lease Purchase, and Related Analyses OMB 10/29/92, updated 12/2009
300-V-NWS 1992 NRCS National Watersheds ManualSingle file version National Watershed Manual NRCS 12/02/92
W11 URB1 Data Development Procedures (2.49 MB) W 12/01/92
MW200L7 Using the Environmental Technical Information System in SCS Activities (1.59 MB) MW 11/01/92
W10 Using Economics to Promote Conservation Practices - A Simplified Approach (3.36 MB) W 11/01/92
618 Using Economics to Promote Conservation Practices for Total Resource Management, A Simplified Example Approach (1.47 MB) S 10/26/92
13 URB1 Data Development Procedures (1.34 MB) E 09/03/92
6 Using Economics to Promote Water Quality, A Simplified Example Approach. (1.40 MB) MW 09/01/92
MW200L6 Using Economics to Promote Water Quality, A Simplified Example Approach (1.40 MB) MW 09/01/92
616 Using the Environmental Technical Information System in SCS Activities (1.54 MB) S 08/01/92
617 A Strategy to Promote Residue Management (1.60 MB) S 07/01/92
MW190L7 Meeting NEPA Requirements for USDA Water Quality Projects (0.99 MB) MW 07/01/92
CED Workbook Conservation Effects for Decisionmakers Training Workbook (5.51 MB) NHQ 06/01/92
S1 Determining Cost Share Rates for Watershed Protection Projects (715 KB) E 08/30/91
615 Section V-C Procedural References Guidance for the Development and Use of Case Studies as a Source of Conservation Effects Information (2.02 MB) S 05/01/91
1402 Guidance for Acceptable Management Systems (AMS) (787 KB) S 01/10/91
614 The Economics of Nutrient and Pest Management (0.99 MB) S 09/01/90
W9 The Economics of Nutrient and Pest Management (1.17 MB) W 09/01/90
MW200L5 The Economics of Nutrient and Pest Management (761 KB) MW 07/01/90
URB1 Urban Floodwater Damage Economic Evaluation (8.22 MB) S 08/01/90
W7 Calculating Manure Spreader Capacity (435 KB) W 06/01/90
W8 Housing Machinery Can Pay (508 KB) W 06/01/90
101 Models and Software (47.0 KB) S 07/01/89
10 Using Care to Evaluate Project Activities (1.66 MB) E 05/02/89
S3 Sociology Suggested Data Sources for Sociological Analysis (479 KB) E 05/01/89
W2S Suggested Data Sources for Sociological Analysis (489 KB) W 05/01/89
W6 Using CARE to Evaluate Project Activities (165 KB) W 03/01/89
1801r Guide for Estimating Participation in Conservation Operations and Watershed Protection Projects (Revised) (1.61 MB) S 02/03/89
W9 Use of Volunteers to Help Develop Crop Budgets (369 KB) W 02/01/89
9 Distribution of User and Technical Reference Manuals for CARE (304 KB) E 12/01/88
MW200L4 Shortcut Evaluation Procedures (651 KB) MW 11/01/88
613 Land Value Method for Evaluating Erosion Damage Reduction (721 KB) S 10/01/88
MW200L3 Conservation Options Procedure (COP) (3.81 MB) MW 10/01/88
W5 PL566 Land Treatment Evaluation Conservation Options Procedure (1.90 MB) W 04/01/88
Draft Scoping Off-Site Damages (300 KB) NHQ 03/01/88
612 Public Law 566 Land Treatment Evaluation Conservation Option Procedures (COP) (1.32 MB) S 12/01/87
MW190L5 Project Planning for Water Quality (1.97 MB) MW 12/01/87
611 Interactive Conservation Evaluation System (ICE) (1.89 MB) S 04/06/87
610 Economic Analysis and Decision Making Procedures for Food Security Act Compliance (2.22 MB) S 04/01/87
MW200L1 Economic Analysis and Decision-making Procedures for Food Security Arc Compliance (2.30 MB) MW 04/01/87
W4 Economic Analysis and Decision Making Procedures for Food Security Act Compliance (3.35 MB) W 03/01/87
608 Linear Programming in Land and Water Resource Planning (4.69 MB) S 09/24/86
1801 Guide for Estimating Participation in Conservation Operations and Watershed Protection Projects (1.92 MB) S 09/05/86
4 Adjustment Factors to Account for Changes in Future Value (425 KB) E 08/12/86
NEH National Economic Handbook, entire 1986 draft E 08/12/86
NEH2 National Economic Handbook, Part II, Water Resources E 08/12/86
NEH1 National Economic Handbook, Part I, Economics of Conservation E 08/12/86
Draft Tech Note on Statistical Methods (5.04 MB) SNTC 04/16/86
609 Computing Average Annual Rate Of Change (1.23 MB) S 04/14/86
NB Procedures and Criteria for Selecting Watershed Planning Starts (600 KB) NHQ 03/13/86
27 Economics - Project Formulation - Incremental Analysis (407 KB) E 02/26/86
1 Computing Project Benefits Due To Savings in Future Costs (2.30 MB) E 08/01/85
W4-4 Economic Flood Damage Schedule (1.03 MB) W 08/01/84
ECN2 Flood Damage_Residential Properties_Interview Form (323 KB)   06/01/84
NB390-3-24 Clarification of Policy on Displaying Benefit-Cost (B:C) Ratios in EIS (1.76 MB) NHQ 05/19/83
WRC Economic and Environmental Principles and Guidelines for water and related land resources Implementation studies (1.18 MB) WRC 03/10/83
SCS NB350-3-1 and WRC FY1983 Ref. Handbook FY1983 Reference Handbook For Use with Principles, Standards, and Procedures for Water Resources Planning WRC / SCS 11/4/1982
ID6 Related Energy Costs (100 KB) ID 07/13/82
WRC FY1982 Ref. Handbook FY1982 Reference Handbook For Use with Principles, Standards, and Procedures for Water Resources Planning (Level C) (1.5 MB) WRC 10/01/81
1981 National Watershed Manual with Amendments 1981 National Watershed Manual with Amendments Title 390-Chapter V replaced by 1992 and 1998 NWM NHQ 09/01/81
1704 Economic Effects on Land Treatment On Onsite Sheet and Rill Erosion Control (1.40 MB) S 06/02/81
607 Method of Computing and Recording Cost Estimates for Conservation Measures (1.00 MB) S 10/01/80
606 Alternative Resource Management System Evaluations (984 KB) S 10/01/80
WRC FY1981 Ref. Handbook FY1981 Reference Handbook For Use with Principles, Standards, and Procedures for Water Resources Planning (Level C) (1.5 MB) WRC 10/01/80
WRC 18CFR Part 711 Part II Final Rule, Part II, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Land Resources Planning - Level C WRC 09/29/1980
WRC 18CFR Part 711 Part III Final Rule, Part III, Environmental Quality Evaluation Procedures for Water and Related Land Resources Planning - Level C WRC 09/29/1980
WRC 18CFR Part 711 Part IV Final Rule, Part IV, Procedures for Evaluation of National Economic Development (NED) Benefits and Costs and Other Social Effects (OSE) in Water and Related Land Resources Planning - Level C WRC 09/29/1980
NB Computing Benefits and Costs in Present Value Terms Example (455 KB) NHQ 02/01/80
NB39-0-8 Economics - Price Basis for Economic Evaluation (186 KB) NHQ 04/29/80
1702 Estimating Operation, Maintenance, and Replacement Requirements. (735 KB) S 01/01/80
NB39-0-5 Agricultural Price Standards, FY1980, Draft Tables (943 KB) NHQ 12/17/79
WRC 18 CFR Part 713 Final Rule, Procedures for Evaluation of National Economic Development (NED) Benefits and Costs in Water Resources Planning (Level C) WRC 12/14/1979
WRC FY1979 Ref. Handbook FY1979 Reference Handbook For Use with Principles, Standards, and Procedures for Water Resources Planning (Level C) (1.5 MB) WRC 12/14/1979
FedReg Principles and Standards for Planning Water and Related Land Resources (3.79 MB) WRC 12/14/79
NB39-0-4 Interest Rates for Water and Related Land Resource Project Evaluation, FY 1980 (628 KB) NHQ 12/05/79
SCS 7CFR Part 650 SCS 7CFR Part 650, Compliance With NEPA, Final Rule SCS 8/29/1979
NB39-9-8 Forms - Economic Evaluations, Interview Information (1.37 MB) NHQ 03/08/79
1701 Planning Multiple-Purpose Reservoirs (1.34 MB) S 11/01/78
601 Adjustment of Crop and Pasture Damage for Recurring Flooding in Frequency Analysis (942 KB) S 10/01/78
602 Residential and Business Damages (2.32 MB) S 10/01/78
603 Residential Floodwater Damage Coefficients (8.01 MB) S 10/01/78
604 Flood Distribution by Months (PDF, 253 KB) S 10/01/78
605 Urban Flood Damages - URB 1 Computer Program (PDF, 773 KB) S 10/01/78
34 Authorizations and Directives - Substantiating Data Guide, Preparation and Assembly (PDF, 371KB) E 07/13/78
16 Economics - Basic Data for Evaluating Floodwater Damages to Crops and Pastures in the Northeast (PDF, 4.45 MB) E 02/06/78
TN WNTC ENG Computation Standards for Engineering Work (Inc. SCS Rounding Guidelines (PDF, 231 KB) E 01/01/77
20 Flood Distribution by Months (PDF, 231 KB) E 09/26/77
604 Flood Distribution by Months (253 KB) S 10/01/78
605 Urban Flood Damages - URB 1 Computer Program (773 KB) S 10/01/78
34 Authorizations and Directives - Substantiating Data Guide, Preparation and Assembly E 07/13/78
16 Economics - Basic Data for Evaluating Floodwater Damages to Crops and Pastures in the Northeast (4.45 MB) E 02/06/78
20 Flood Distribution by Months (231 KB) E 09/26/77
24 Partial Duration Frequency Series in Estimating Floodwater Damages (707 KB) E 06/01/77
ID4 Resource Evaluation Procedure for Development of New Irrigated Land (694 KB) ID 06/24/76
18cfr
704.39
Title 18--Conservation of Power and Water Resources
Ch. VI--Water Resources Council
Part 704--Plan Formulation Standards and Procedures
Subpart E- Plan Formulation & Evaluation
Sec. 704.39 Discount rate.
US Code 1974
ID3 Monetary Evaluation of Range Improvement (523 KB) ID 09/20/74
WRC 1993 Principles and Standards Training Manual, with text

1993 Principles and Standards Training Manual

  1993
30 Adjustment of Present Urban Damages to Account for Damages to Expected Future Developments WOP (1.16 MB) E 07/20/73
ID2 Value of Pasture Management for 120 Day Grazing Season (340 KB) ID 02/22/73
WS4 Flood Damage Transportation and Utilities Interview Form (95.3 KB)   06/05/72
28 A Manual Procedure to Estimate Annual Crop and Pasture Flood Damages (2.95 MB) E 03/15/72
29 Cost Allocation of Multiple Purpose Channels Serving Other Purposes than Flood Prevention and Agricultural Drainage (364 kB) E 03/15/72
26 Economics - Guidelines and Adjustment Factors to Account for Changes in Future Values (891 KB) E 11/18/70
25 Watersheds - Rounding of Numbers in Work Plans (1.75 MB) E 08/06/70
22 Economics - Floodwater Damages to Roads and Bridges (568 KB) E 06/30/69
19 Economics - Basic Data for Evaluating Floodwater Damages to Urban Properties (5.23 MB) E 10/09/67
5 Outline for Developing Preliminary Geologic Data on the Effect of Mining at Structure Sites (819 KB) E 05/25/67
7 Evaluation of Flood Plain Land Damage (1.29 MB) E 10/20/66
  NRCS Economics Guide 1966 plus updates NHQ 1966-1971
  Dollars and Sense in Agriculture   01/02/51
US Congress, Senate Document 97 PQUCIES, STANDARDS, AND PROCEDURES IN THE FORMULATION, EVALUATION,AND REVIEW OF PLANS FOR USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF WATER AND RELATED LAND RESOURCES (Green Book), Including Supplement No. 1, Evaluation Standards for Primary Recreation Benefits, June 4, 1964

PRESIDENT'S WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL

1958, 1962, reprinted 1972
US Congress PL566 Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act amended 1954
  New Mexico Environment Technical Notes NRCS/NM  
  New Mexico Recreation Technical Notes NRCS/NM  
  New Mexico Sociology Technical Notes NRCS/NM  

Montana Economics Technical Notes 

 

Subject Date Technical Note Number
Directive Tabulation Sheet (printer-friendly version of this document) (PDF; 18 KB) July 2012  
Conservation Pays: Minimal Till Sugar Beets in Northeast Montana July 2012 MT-11
Soil Carbon Sequestration Opportunities for Montana Producers February 2008 MT-10
Energy Conservation on Irrigated Land in Eastern Montana November 2007 MT-9
Variable-Rate Application of Fertilizer February 2007 MT-8
Enterprise Costs and Returns for Different Cropping and Tillage Systems in Northeastern Montana January 2006 MT-7
Enterprise Costs and Returns for Different Cropping and Tillage Systems in Southeastern Montana and Southwestern North Dakota April
2005
MT-6
Distribution of Economics of Conservation Handbook Draft (Cancelled) November
1987
MT-5 (Cancelled)
The Economics of Alternative Tillage Methods and Cropping Systems (Cancelled) January
1987
MT-4 (Cancelled)
Economics of Dryland Pasture and Hayland Plantings in the 10-14 Inch Precipitation Zone of Montana (Cancelled) 1986 MT-3 (Cancelled)
Economics of Woodland Understory Grazing (Cancelled) 1985 MT-2 (Cancelled)
A Synopsis of Costs and Returns for Various Cropping Systems and Tillage Methods (Cancelled) 1985 MT-1 (Cancelled)

New Mexico Economics Technical Notes

 
Number Subject Date
ECON-7 Risk Management 04/10/86
ECON-12 Determining Cost-Share Rates for Watershed Protection Projects 07/01/91
ECON-13 Social Sciences 02/03/89
ECON-14 The Economics of Nutrient and Pest Management 09/07/90
ECON-15 Housing Machinery Can Pay 06/18/90
ECON-16 Calculating Manure Spreader Capacity 06/18/90
ECON-17 Using Care to Evaluate Project Activities 03/09/89
ECON-18 P.L. 566 Land Treatment Evaluation Conservation Options Procedure 04/07/88
ECON-19 Estimating Breakeven Cost when Converting from Pump to Gravity Pressurized Irrigation Systems 06/26/86
ECON-20 Economic Feasibility with Variable Input Prices 06/26/86

Oregon Economic Tech Notes

Subject Date Technical Note Number Technical Note Format
PDF Excel Word
Economic Loses from Nitrogen Percolation in Irrigation Areas April 1980 Economics No. 1 YES    
Estimating Breakeven Cost When Converting From Pump to Gravity  Pressured Irrigation Systems April 1985 Economics No. 2 YES    
Care, Feeding and use of Crop Budgets May 1985 Economics No. 3 YES    
The Economics of Nutrient and Pest Management October 1990 Economics No. 4 YES    
GM180 PART 409 OR Conservation Planning Policy Oct. 2005   YES   YES
OR Amendment 4 to National Planning Procedures Handbook (NPPH) March, 2003   YES    
OR RAPID WATERSHED ASSESSMENT MATRIX TOOL July, 2006     YES  
OR CONSERVATION PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS July, 2006     YES