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Sustaining Agriculture in Urbanizing Counties: Insights from 15 Coordinated Case Studies

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.

Dick Esseks, Lydia Oberholtzer, Kate Clancy
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska
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Publication Date
December 16, 2008
Publication Type
Reports and Guides
et al. Author(s)
Mark Lapping and Anita Zurbrugg
Agricultural Economic Trends, Planning for Agriculture and Food Systems

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