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Impact Of Farmland Preservation Programs On The Rate Of Urban Development

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  • Miller, Douglas J.
  • Nickerson, Cynthia J.

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This paper examines whether purchase of development right (PDR) programs slow the rate of farmland conversion or shift land and amenity losses to adjacent areas. We use county-level data from several Northeastern states with existing PDR programs to estimate the probability that farmland is converted to urban use from 1982 to 1997. We then use the fitted model to test for the significance of the PDR programs in reducing the rate of urban development.

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  • Miller, Douglas J. & Nickerson, Cynthia J., 2003. "Impact Of Farmland Preservation Programs On The Rate Of Urban Development," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 22170, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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    1. Nickerson, Cynthia J. & Hellerstein, Daniel, 2003. "Protecting Rural Amenities Through Farmland Preservation Programs," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 32(1), April.
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    1. Towe, Charles A. & Nickerson, Cynthia J. & Bockstael, Nancy E., 2005. "An Empirical Examination of Real Options and the Timing of Land Conversions," 2005 Annual meeting, July 24-27, Providence, RI 19125, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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