Many important agricultural counties in the United States are urbanizing; and the long-term viability of farming there is in doubt despite considerable public policy efforts to retain the financial, employment, consumer, and other benefits of local farming enterprises. Focusing on 15 metro-area counties in 14 states, the study’s purpose was to identify conditions under which farming may remain viable as important agricultural counties transition to become mostly urban and suburban in land use.
Farm Viability in Urbanizing Areas: Case Study on Orange County, New York
Center for Great Plains Study Research Report
Dick Esseks and Lucy Joyce
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska
March 01, 2008
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