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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


America's Farmlands: A Land Reserve for Societal Expansion or a Natural Resource Crown Jewel

Many of society's greatest challenges lie at the interface of ecology, natural resource sustainability, and ecosystem integrity on the one hand and individual-societal interests and economic forces on the other. Nowhere are these chellenges more exemplarilt portrayed than in the clash of interests and values over land and how much societal control can or should be exercised in protecting both individual and societal rights and interests in land.

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013