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000189788 245__ $$aUsing Former Farmland for Biomass Crops: Massachusetts Landowner Motivations and Willingness to Plant
000189788 260__ $$c2014
000189788 269__ $$a2014
000189788 270__ $$mdavid.timmons@umb.edu$$pTimmons,   David
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000189788 336__ $$aJournal Article
000189788 520__ $$aProducing biomass energy requires extensive land resources. In western Massachusetts, where almost 90 percent of former farmland is no longer in commercial use, we study factors that motivate landowners to grow biomass energy crops. A geographic information system model identifies a landowner population, and a contingent valuation survey reveals payments landowners are willing to accept (WTA) for growing biomass crops. The median WTA estimate is $321 per hectare per year, which is high compared to regional land rental rates. Nonpecuniary factors appear to be as important in landowner acceptance as profit opportunities, especially for nonfarmer landowners.
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000189788 650__ $$aCrop Production/Industries
000189788 650__ $$aDemand and Price Analysis
000189788 650__ $$aEnvironmental Economics and Policy
000189788 650__ $$aLand Economics/Use
000189788 650__ $$aResource /Energy Economics and Policy
000189788 6531_ $$aabandoned farmland
000189788 6531_ $$abiomass energy crops
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