Agricultural Economic Report No. (AER-815) 74 pp

April 2005

Farmland Protection: The Role of Public Preferences for Rural Amenities

Investigates the relative importance of preserving different amenities conserved by farmland protection programs. Examines farmland protection program enabling legislation in the 48 contiguous States, and implementation of these programs in five Northeastern States.

Keywords: rural amenities, preferences, farmland preservation, enabling legislation, purchase of development rights, PDR, farmland protection, rural land protection, conservation easements

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