This paper uses an analytical and econometric approach to analyze the farmland conversion process, including the effects of population growth, real estate markets, the agricultural-urban edge, and farm returns. We use a unique county-level dataset on farmland conversion for California that tracks conversions between agricultural, urban and other land uses.
Modeling Farmland Conversion with New GIS Data
Agricultural Issues Center Working Paper
Nicolai V. Kuminoff, Daniel A. Sumner
Davis, CA: University of California Agricultural Issues Center
August 01, 2001
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