Setting the Standard for Farmland Preservation: Do Preservation Criteria Motivate Citizen Support for Farmland Preservation?

The multifunctional set of services provided by farmland complicates the task of identifying which farmland should be preserved. For this reason many states and local governments establish criteria to rank and select parcels of farmland for protection. This study examines whether criteria commonly used by state programs to guide purchases of agricultural conservation easements influence public demand for farmland preservation. The results provide policy makers with additional information to assess current ranking criteria that set the standard for farmland preservation.


Issue Date:
2003-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31625
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 32, Number 2
Page range:
272-281
Total Pages:
10




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