A Conjoint Analysis of Public Preferences for Agricultural Land Preservation

Public preferences for the nonmarket services of permanently preserved agricultural land are measured and compared using conjoint analysis. The results from a survey of 199 Delawareans suggest environmental and nonmarket-agricultural services are the most important preserved-land attributes. Results also suggest that open space associated with wetlands on farms is neither an amenity nor a disamenity. On the margin, preserved parcels with agricultural and environmental attributes provide net benefits, which may exceed $1,000,000 for a 1,000-acre parcel. Preserved forestland provides benefits per acre that are statistically equivalent to cropland, though forestland may be less expensive to preserve.


Issue Date:
2004-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31268
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 33, Number 2
Page range:
209-219
Total Pages:
11




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