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The Rural Studies Program and extension faculty work with communities to evaluate the economic impact of industries and policy decision in Idaho and Oregon counties.

Economic impact studies:

  • Sorte, B.; Rahe, M.; Lewin, P. Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fishing in the Northwest U.S. An Economic Overview. Northwest Farm Credit Services. February 2016.
  • Wulfhorst, J.D.; Rimbey, N.; Jensen, S.; Lewin, P. 2016. Social and Community Assessment for Owyhee County. Agricultural Economic Extension Series No. 16-1
  • Newman, S.; Dearien, C.; Saul, D.; Gray, D. 2015. Assessment of Teton View Agriculture for Local and Regional Markets. Prepared by the University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Office of Grant and Project Development for the High Country Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. 
  • Lewin, P.; Rimbey, N.; Brown, A.*; Jansen, S.; Wulfhorst, J.D. 2014. Regional Economic Impact Model of Owyhee County. University of Idaho, Agriculture Economics and Rural Sociology Department. AEES 14-01.
  • Sorte, B.; Lewin, P. 2014. Polk County Agriculture and Food Economic Development Initiative — Options to Consider. Oregon State University Extension.
  • Lewin, P.; Painter, K.; Patterson, P.; Rimbey, N.; Gray, C.W. 2013. The Role of Agricultural Processing in Idaho’s Economy: Status and Potential. University of Idaho Extension. Bulletin 886.
  • Weber, B.; Lewin, P. 2013. How Does Domestic Food Assistance Affect Rural and Urban Household Incomes? OreCal. Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy at Oregon State University and University of California Agricultural Issues Center. May, Issues brief 8.
  • Sorte, B.; Lewin, P.; Opfer, P. 2011. Oregon Agriculture and the Economy: An Update. Oregon State University Extension Service. Rural Studies Program
  • Weber, B.; Lewin, P.; Sorte, B. 2011. Economic Impacts on Oregon Counties of the Termination of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: 2011 Update.
  • Sorte, B.; Lewin, P.; Weber, B. 2009. Economic Impacts on Oregon Counties of the Termination of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act: An Update. RSP #09-03.
  • Sorte, B.; Lewin, P.; Weber, B. 2008. Economic Impacts on Oregon Counties of the Termination of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (P.L. 106-393). RSP #08-05.

Contact

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 28D
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334

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