Marca Weinberg

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      • Studies: Director of Resource and Rural Economics Division
      • University: USDA
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    Marca Weinberg is Director of the Resource and Rural Economics Division. She has served as Associate Director, and from 2000 to 2009 she was  Chief of the division’s Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy (RESP) Branch. As Branch Chief, she managed a program of activities focused on estimating costs, benefits, and distributional implications of policy design options for addressing the environmental impacts of agricultural production and of the non-commodity services agriculture provides. The policy perspective for this research includes climate and energy policy; conservation programs authorized in Federal farm legislation such as the Conservation and Wetlands Reserve Programs, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and Conservation Compliance; as well as Federal environmental legislation with potential implications for agricultural production, such as the Clean Water Act.

    Marca’s research background and expertise also include western water issues, such as water quality-quantity tradeoffs, Federal water policy reform, and the economic implications of the Federal Endangered Species Act as applied to species dependent on riverine ecosystems, as well as spatial land use issues, particularly as applied to wetlands management.