By incorporating the spatially arrangement of counties relative to each other, this paper uses a land use share model to investigate the possibility that the allocation of land use in one county could be influenced by not only the degree to which the county is zoned, but also the degree to which
Land Grant Universities exist to bring science to bear on the meaningful problems of the day. Roots of this applied science mission are in agriculture and its place in the broader society. As the face and character of agriculture change, so too must the Land Grants.
In Ohio, and across the nation, land use and farmland preservation issues have become topics of increasing concern. In response, a number of approaches have been called for to address these issues.
This workshop is the second of five annual workshops on the general theme of agroenvironmental policy issues in the Great Lakes region. The series is sponsored by the U.S.
There can be little doubt that agriculture is America's # 1 water quality challenge of the 21st Century. This is not because farms are huge polluters, but because other sources have been largely controlled and the non-point sources, of which farming is one, rise to the top of the do list.
Lot-splits are currently reviewed for accuracy of legal description, compliance with zoning requirements such as minimum frontage and suitability for on-lot wastewater leaching.
Rural America is changing rapidly in the 21st Century as people move to the countryside in search of the "wide open spaces." The US is unique among developed nations in the degree of mixing of farms and development in the rural countryside.
The Ohio CAUV (Current Agricultural Use Valuation) Program allows agricultural land owners to reduce their real estate property taxes if they meet the eligibility requirements of 10 acres minimum or annual agricultural sales of more than $2500.
There is a distinct public policy trend in the United States and many other post-industrial developed nations toward protecting the various non-food amenity services of private farmland.
Community-based environmental management, also known as collaborative environmental management, aims to shift decision-making from government officials to citizens and stakeholders.
The aesthetic and environmental services of farmland are not fully accounted for in the market. Farmers produce such products as milk, eggs and livestock, as well as intangible products, such as pastoral scenes and rural heritage.
This is the first of five annual workshops on the general theme of agro-environmental policy issues in the Great Lakes region. The series is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) with a program grant, Michigan State University, The Ohio State University, the Elton R.
The question underlying the data reported here is how does urbanization and increasing numbers of non-farm rural residences impact the business of farming and the structure of agriculture in Ohio?
Data come from the decennial U.S. census for the time period 1950 to 1990. Also included are 1998 census estimates of population released in March of 1999.
Farmland policy seems to be firmly established on the state and local policy agenda in Ohio. It was two years ago this month that the Governor’s Farmland Preservation Task Force made its final report to the state (Ohio Farmland Preservation Task Force).
The use of development impact fees to finance public facilities that are necessary to service new growth is a practice that has gained importance and acceptance in the last decade. In the U.S. the practice and widespread use of the DIF are asymmetric.