Farmers' Attitudes Toward Land Use Planning

Respondents in a 1979 survey of Iowa farm operators were divided in their attitudes on several land use planning issues, including whether or not government should undertake land use planning, what levels of government might be most appropriately involved in different planning activities, and the attractiveness of various programs for reducing the conversion of agricultural land to nonfarm uses. Presumably, respondents' attitudes on land use planning would correlate with some of their background and situational characteristics, specifically age, education, income and farm size. Age and education proved to be significantly related to several of the farmers' attitudes, but the other characteristics, overall, had little relevance to how farmers feel about land use planning issues.

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Gordon Bultena, Peter Nowack, Eric Hoiberg
Ankeny, IA: Soil and Water Conservation Society
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January 1, 1981
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