Agriculture and the Rural Economy: Urbanization Affects a Large Share of Farmland

Although actual urbanized area accounts for only 2.9 percent of the U.S. land base, urban influence affects about 17 percent of the Nation's agricultural land. Local, State, and Federal governments have increased their efforts toward preserving agricultural lands and their associated rural amenities.

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USDA Economic Research Service
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Washington, DC: USDA Economic Research Service
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1-7
Publication Date: 
July 1, 2000
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Reports and Studies