County level farmland and residential housing values are estimated for the Mid-Atlantic region as a function of farm returns, developed land values, household incomes, population densities, and location. Results are based on the hypothesis that farmland owners anticipate land development and that nonfarm factors are important determinants of farmland prices. Response of farmland prices to change in farm returns is found to be inelastic and relatively uniform in rural and urban counties. Response to nonfarm factors is found to be more elastic and substantially greater in rural counties.
The Joint Influence of Agricultural and Nonfarm Factors on Real Estate Values: An Application to the Mid-Atlantic Region
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Ian W. Hardie, Tulika A. Narayan, Bruce L. Gardner
Ames, IA: American Agricultural Economics Association
February 01, 2001