INTERREGIONAL COMPETITIVE IMPACT OF URBAN INFLUENCED FARMLAND PRICES

The paper's hypothesis is that the farmers using land with urban influenced prices are at a competitive disadvantage because their land input cost exceeds its calitialized earning power while land prices for other farmers are based on earning ability. This hypothesis was investigated by comparing rates of return to land in Massachusetts and two non-urban dairy regions in Wisconsin. Both areas have low rates of return compared to contemporary market interest rates with Massachusetts rates somewhat below those in Wisconsin. When additional factors are considered, the hypothesis is weakly supported, at best.


Issue Date:
1985-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/28958
Published in:
Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 14, Number 2
Page range:
122-127
Total Pages:
6




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