Impacts of the Federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program: An Assessment Based on Interviews with Participating Landowners

To examine the impact of the federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), American Farmland Trust (AFT) initiated a study based on interviews with participating landowners. AFT collaborated with Dr. J. Dixon Esseks at the Center for Great Plains Studies of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The research shows that the FRPP saves threatened agricultural land and keeps it available for agriculture. The study also documents how the program improves agricultural viability, encourages on-farm conservation and helps farmers gain access to land.

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Author: 
J. Dixon Esseks
Brian J. Schilling
Publisher: 
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers: 
126
Publication Date: 
June 30, 2013
Literature Category: 
Reports and Studies