Rural Amenities: A Key Reason for Farmland Protection
Amber Waves, February 2003
4 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016
Date Written: February 2, 2003
The Federal Government, all 50 States, many local jurisdictions, and over 1,200 land trusts and nonprofit conservation programs seek to maintain more land in farming uses than would otherwise be the case. ERS analysts found various objectives mentioned in the authorizing legislation for State farmland protection programs. ERS also found that State farmland protection measures are generally tied to State-specific circumstances.
Keywords: farmland protection, public preferences, rural amenities
JEL Classification: Q18, Q24
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