Farm Viability in Urbanizing Areas: Case Study on Dakota County, Minnesota

Many important agricultural counties in the United States are urbanizing; and the long-term viability of farming there is in doubt despite considerable public policy efforts to retain the financial, employment, consumer, and other benefits of local farming enterprises. Focusing on 15 metro-area counties in 14 states, the study's purpose was to identify conditions under which farming may remain viable as important agricultural counties transition to become mostly urban and suburban in land use.

Dick Esseks and Lydia Oberholtzer
Lincoln, NE: Univeristy of Nebraska
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May 1, 2008
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Reports and Studies