Food & Agriculture
Research with the US Department of Agriculture
A series of co-operative agreements analyzing the effect of regulations on agricultural yields and international trade.
Agricultural Research and 2018 Farm Bill Implementation
July 31, 2019
By: Joseph J. Cordes
On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released what it describes as a “Cost-Benefit Analysis” of the proposed relocation of NIFA and ERS from Washington DC to Kansas City. Based on its analysis the USDA concludes that relocation of these two agencies would save $19 million per year which could be reinvested in other USDA programs. This written testimony accesses the agency's benefit cost analysis under Circular A-94 standards.