Government Policy and Farmland Markets: The Maintenance of Farmer Wealth

Government Policy and Farmland Markets: The Maintenance of Farmer Wealth

Author(s): Charles B. Moss, Andrew Schmitz

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780813823294

Online ISBN: 9780470384992

DOI: 10.1002/9780470384992

About this Book

Of immeasurable value to lenders, agricultural economists, and a host of agribusinesses this unique volume brings together leading farmland authorities in the United States and Canada to examine the economic determinants of land value and the consequences of change in land values.

As the most basic factor of production in the agricultural enterprise, farmland dominates the agricultural balance sheet, accounting for an average of 70% of all agricultural assets. The authors of this timely book provide expert analysis and review of this subject.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Historical Perspectives on Farmland Values

  2. Part II: Government Policies and Farmland Values

  3. Part III: Capital Markets and Farmland Values

  4. Part IV: Transaction Costs and Farmland Values

  5. Part V: Urbanization, Environmental Quality, and Farmland Values

  6. Part VI: Regional and International Dimensions

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