Farmland Protection Programs: What Results Does the Public Want?
Agricultural Outlook, May 2002, pp 27-30
4 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016
Date Written: May 1, 2002
Where cities are expanding and urban-edge farmland receding, government farmland protection programs are becoming increasingly popular. At the root of support for these programs is the recognition that farmland produces more for society than food and fiber. This study provides a number of insights on how farmland preservation programs operate as a policy instrument for protecting rural amenities. Some of these insights suggest the kind of rural amenities that seem to be most important, while others highlight concerns that affect the design and implementation of farmland protection policies
Keywords: farmland protection, rural amenities
JEL Classification: Q24, Q18
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