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The Resource and Agricultural Policy System (RAPS): Upgrade and Documentation

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  • Wu, JunJie

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The Resource and Agricultural Policy System (RAPS) is upgraded and documented in this technical report. RAPS was developed to estimate the environmental impacts of farming practices and policy in 128,591 National Resources Inventory (NRI) sites in the Central United States (the Corn Belt, Lake States, and Northern Plains). This modeling system integrates the effects of soils, climate, crops, and management practices on several environmental indicators including nitrate runoff and leaching, pesticide runoff and leaching, water and wind erosion, and soil organic carbon. RAPS can be used to provide timely information on the nation's environmental health as it is impacted by agriculture and by changes in agricultural and resource policies.

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  • Wu, JunJie, 2000. "The Resource and Agricultural Policy System (RAPS): Upgrade and Documentation," CARD Technical Report Series 18654, Iowa State University, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:cpaper:18654
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.18654
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    1. Peter J. Kuch & Clayton W. Ogg, 1996. "The 1995 Farm Bill and Natural Resource Conservation: Major New Opportunities," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 78(5), pages 1207-1214.
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    1. Lyubov Kurkalova & Catherine Kling & Jinhua Zhao, 2006. "Green Subsidies in Agriculture: Estimating the Adoption Costs of Conservation Tillage from Observed Behavior," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d'agroeconomie, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society/Societe canadienne d'agroeconomie, vol. 54(2), pages 247-267, June.

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