Rural Amenities: A Key Reason for Farmland Protection

Amber Waves, February 2003

4 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016

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Cynthia Nickerson

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS)

Daniel Hellerstein

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division

Date Written: February 2, 2003

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Nickerson, Cynthia and Hellerstein, Daniel, Rural Amenities: A Key Reason for Farmland Protection (February 2, 2003). Amber Waves, February 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737127

Cynthia Nickerson (Contact Author)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) ( email )

355 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024-3221
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202-694-5626 (Phone)

Daniel Hellerstein

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS), Resource and Rural Economics Division ( email )

355 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024-3221
United States
202-694-5613 (Phone)
202-694-5756 (Fax)

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