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Impacts of U.S. Agricultural and Ethanol Policies on Farmland Values and Rental Rates

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  • Kropp, Jaclyn D.
  • Peckham, Janet G.
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    Prices for prime farmland have increased significantly in recent years. But, is the dramatic increase the result of a speculative bubble or is it consistent with market fundamentals with increases driven by growing global demand and recent changes to U.S. agricultural and energy policies? This research investigates the impacts of recent agricultural support policies and ethanol policies on farmland values and rental rates. Using weighted ordinary least squares and two stage least squares, we find that government payments, urban pressure and the proximity of the farm to an ethanol facility have a positive impact on both farmland values and rental rates.

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    Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington with number 124579.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea12:124579

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    Keywords: capitalization; decoupled payments; ethanol; farmland values; rental rates; subsidies; Agricultural and Food Policy; Agricultural Finance; Land Economics/Use; Q18; Q15; Q16;

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