Browsing CANRP Research Briefs by Subject "farmland preservation"
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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.
- ItemPDR programs affect landowners’ conversion decision in Maryland(CANRP, 2012-10-31) Towe, Charles; Bockstael, Nancy; Nickerson, Cynthia J.PDR programs pay farmers to give up their right to convert their farmland to residential and other non-farm uses. Does having the option to enroll in such a program affect the a landowner’s conversion decision? Does it encourage land conversion or delay it? And if a farmer does enroll in a PDR program, will the decisions of neighboring landowners be affected? Dr. Towe at the University of Maryland finds out.