Browsing CANRP Research Briefs by Subject "farmers"
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- ItemDo Agricultural Land Preservation Programs Reduce Overall Farmland Loss?(CANRP, 2012-07-20) Lynch, Lori; Liu, XiangpingWhen purchase of development rights (PDR) programs are in place to prevent farmland from being developed into commercial or residential property, you would expect that less farmland would be converted. But are these programs actually working? Dr. Lori Lynch at the University of Maryland finds out.
- ItemMaking Grassroot Agricultural Auctions Work(CANRP, 2012-06-08) Tubene, Stephan; Hanson, JimLarge retailers often prefer to buy produce from large farms, leaving the owners of smaller farms in search of alternative markets. Drs. Stephan Tubene and Jim Hanson of the University of Maryland took a close look at the ways in which Pennsylvania farmers have been using wholesale produce auctions to sustain and increase their local markets.