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Predicting Land Purchase Behavior In A Fast Growth, Intensely Agricultural County


  • Skaggs, Rhonda K.
  • Harper, Wilmer M.


Attitudes toward farmland preservation, agriculture, development, and open space are used to predict land purchases in a rapidly developing, agricultural area. Using data from New Mexico land buyers, a qualitative choice model gives probabilities of individuals purchasing irrigated valley farmland or desert mesa land based on attitudes and socio-economic characteristics.

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  • Skaggs, Rhonda K. & Harper, Wilmer M., 1999. "Predicting Land Purchase Behavior In A Fast Growth, Intensely Agricultural County," 1999 Annual Meeting, July 11-14, 1999, Fargo, ND 35711, Western Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:waeafa:35711

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