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1 Resource Economics, Analysis and Policy (REAP) Division Janet Perry, Director

2 Resource Economic, Analysis and Policy (REAP) Division Janet Perry, Division Director Velma Brooks, Administrative Assistant Economics: James Rowe Richard Farnsworth Noel Gollehon Mark Peters Felix Spinelli Kalven Trice Mark Xu Data and Information: Letitia (Tish) Toomer Eric Barnes Lynn Knight Leroy Hall Policy: Phil Buchan Juliette White Anetra Harbor Verna Jones

3 REAP: An Outside View Program Analysts Economists Resource Economists Resource Economists Ag. EconomistsPolicy Analysts Mgmt Analysts

4 Interdisciplinary Group of Analysts

5 REAP Objective Analyze NRCS programs, regulations and policies to: ◦Identify their economic impacts; ◦Standardize agency data and create analytical products; ◦Improve regulatory and policy processes and coordinate continuous review to ensure that policy and regulations are kept current.

6 Priorities for 2011 Database integration and analysis Improvements to policy and rule making CMT evaluation/ CSP audit Workload Data Collection and Analysis (ABC) Practice payment schedule review and standardization Integration of CEAP data into economic analysis P&G (water) Preparation for Farm Bill

7 REAP Organizational Structure Data and Information Resource Economics and Analysis PolicyNRCS Programs

8 REAP Organizational Structure Bench-marking Analyzes costs and benefits Provides guidelines (best practices) Support for the Field Resource Economics and Analysis

9 REAP Activities: Farm Bill Analyses Benefits and costs of regulations and programs Benefit-Cost Analyses Cost-Effectiveness Analyses Comparison of base scenario with alternative scenarios Principles and Guidelines (P&G)

10 REAP Activities: Payment Schedules Applying economics to improve existing programs Additionality P&G Foregone income Initiatives

11 REAP Activities: Payment Schedules Applying economics to improve existing programs Payment Schedules Consistency Payment Schedules Updates Payment Schedules Benefits and Analyses

12 REAP Organizational Structure Policy and rule making process for Farm Bill programs Guidance for policy and rule making development Policy and rule making quality assurance Policy

13 Policy  Policy Working Group will develop a framework for analyzing policy and rule-making issues  Rules and Regulations Working Group will develop an implementation plan for Farm Bill policy analysis  Communicate findings and recommendations through notices, s, and briefings

14 REAP Organizational Structure Provide a solid and consistent source Regular reports Special reports “Off-the shelf” analysis and data Data and Information

15 Data and Information Group Best management practices for data management and dissemination (SOPs)  Relevant subject matter experts identified  Critical data source identified and documented  Data and assumptions are properly cited so that “back-tracking” can be performed

16 Data and Information Group Communicate findings and results  Program statistics  Data requests (More than 150 so far, mostly from Legis Affairs and stakeholders)  “State of the Program” reports  Other special reports as requested ◦ALL REPORTS WILL INVOLVE PROGRAM STAFF

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18 REAP Organizational Structure Data and Information Resource Economics and Analysis PolicyNRCS Programs Regular reports Special reports Reports and analysis


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