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Agriculture and the Rural Economy: Urbanization Affects a Large Share of Farmland

Although actual urbanized area accounts for only 2.9 percent of the U.S. land base, urban influence affects about 17 percent of the Nation’s agricultural land. Local, State, and Federal governments have increased their efforts toward preserving agricultural lands and their associated rural amenities.

Publication Name
ERS Agricultural Economic Report
Downloadable Documents
USDA Economic Research Service
Washington, DC: USDA Economic Research Service
Page Numbers
Publication Date
July 01, 2000
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
Farmland Protection Overview, Land Use Changes

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