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      Too Much Bureaucracy, Too Little Time : A Case Study in Using the Agent Based Approach to Analyze the Efficacy of the Environmental Quality Incentive Program

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      Journal of Systems Thinking Preprints
      Cabrera Research Lab
      EQIP, USDA, NRCS, agriculture policy, systems thinking, ABA
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            Abstract

            The climate crisis is worsening, and agricultural extraction is exacerbating the effects of these changes. The U.S. Congress has authorized conservation-minded programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to mitigate the impacts that agriculture has on the environment, yet the climate and land-health crises persist. A Systems Thinking-focused Agent Based Approach (ABA) reveals the system of EQIP perpetuates a culture of competition and conflict that stifles innovation. Remedying the wicked problems that persist in the EQIP system may be critical to creating a culture of sustainable-minded agriculture that this country needs to fight the larger battle against climate change.

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            Journal of Systems Thinking Preprints
            Cabrera Research Lab
            13 May 2022
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            [1 ] Cornell University, Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs; Ithaca, NY
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            10.54120/jost.pr000013.v1
            d889d2d8-1a87-4600-9f23-b728078d0afe

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            General agriculture,Environmental management, Policy & Planning
            EQIP,USDA,NRCS,agriculture policy,systems thinking,ABA

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