Economic Impacts of Minnesota Conservation Partners

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Conservation programs impact local economies with changes in production, recreation, jobs, taxes, and spending. This analysis was conducted using Impact Analysis for Planning (IMPLAN) software to estimate these impacts on the state’s economy attributable to the funds spend by the conservation partners. The analysis includes data from several sources and includes all the NRCS conservation program payments and the cost of the NRCS conservation technical assistance, the FSA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) program payments to farmers, expenditures of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), and state of Minnesota funding for conservation.

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