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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements and Other Farmland Rights: Evidence on Price and Willingness to Supply

The purchase power of governments is fundamental to land policy change in the U.S. The power to acquire certain land services augments the powers to regulate and tax as state and local units respond to the public demand to retain undeveloped land for the various services it provides.

By Lawrence Libby

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2002