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The Impact of Access to Rail Transportation on Agricultural ...


During the 1850s, land in U.S. farms increased by more than a third—100 million ... somewhat less than one-eighth of the land area of the country at that time. ... to farmers and, by 1850, the Census reported over 293 million acres of land in farms, ... widely recognized (Primack 1962; Primack 1977; Atack, Bateman et al.

Productivity and the Density of Economic Activity - Stanford University


To explain the large differences in labor productivity across U.S. states we es- timate two ... worker in the most productive state was two thirds larger than in the  ...

The Incidence of US Agricultural Subsidies on ... - AgEcon Search


Each year U.S. farmers receive more subsidies than needy families receive ... may not hold due to less than perfect competition in the farmland rental market; ... et al., 1999; Lamb and Henderson, 2004), or the proportion of land value .... crop k on farm i qualifying for a subsidy, called base acres, that participate in the ...

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U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] farm household surveys, initiated ... cording to the most recent Census of Agriculture (2002), there were about .... since approximately half of the 2 billion acres of U.S. land is in some type .... over time, not to mention transitory output variations (Stanton et al. ...... Lambson, V. 1991.

Effect of Agricultural Commodity Prices on Species Abundance of ...


Sep 18, 2014 ... The expansion of row crop agriculture in the US is a major threat to grassland ... Acreage responseAgricultural commoditiesBioenergyGrassland birds ... to disturbance in more diverse ecosystems (Balvanera et al. 2006). .... models to quantify the impacts of land-use change (Mouysset et al. ...... (\(-\)0.015).

The Price of Residential Land in Large US Cities - Board of ...


all large U.S. cities have seen significant increases in real residential land prices. ... volatility — is likely to be determined even more by the course of land prices than .... The data we bring to bear on these issues is similar to that of Glaeser et al. ..... about 15 percent, multiple-story structures cost less per square foot to ...

The Distribution of Urban Land Values - David Albouy


Dec 1, 2013 ... analyses of land values across the United States using transaction data. ... smaller group of MSAs over a longer timespan, as in Nicols et al. ... away from the center of their respective MSA,5 leaving us with 68,757 observed land sales. ... with a lot size less than an eighth of an acre or more than 320 acres ...

Private Landowners, Voluntary Conservation Programs, and ...


Mar 29, 2016 ... In a review of 60 U.S. incentive programs across 29 states, Noah ... adoption of specific conservation actions (Koontz 2001; Farmer et al. ... tax reductions that assessed land values at $1/acre (State of Indiana .... management strategies than younger landowners (P = 0.015). ... Education: less than HS (vs.

Land Absorption in U.S. Metropolitan Areas: Estimates and ...


Dec 11, 2006 ... John I. Carruthers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, ... with land absorption, measured as acres per person (employee). .... Hunt 1989; Cragg and Kahn 1997, 1999; McGranahan 1999; Clark et al. ..... patterns are expected to become less compact, or more sprawl-like in coming years.

A good farmer pays attention to the weather - ScienceDirect


Sep 9, 2016 ... A key message of the 2014 US 3rd National Climate Assessment report is that climate ... The conservationist identity is more likely to put in place adaptive ... The productivist identity is less likely to implement grass buffers for long ... Emerging work on farmer identities (McGuire et al., 2012, McGuire et al., ....

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The impact of access to rail transportation on ... - Boston University


half of the increase between 1840 and 1900 (Engerman et al. 2000b). While some of ... Public land sales during the 1850s increased more than ... all land in farms had been improved (United States Census Office and .... was less than a dollar per acre, or somewhat more than $2 per ... us, clearing the approximately 525000.

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Daowei ZhangT, Rao V. Nagubadi. School of ... forest type in eight southern states in the U.S. between 1992 and 1997. ... Lubowski et al., 2003) have dealt with modeling land ... forestland producing or capable of producing more than 20 ft3/acre/ ..... agricultural land use and less timberland use relative ..... 0.0207 ( 0.015).

CHAPTER FIVE Surface Runoff - Innovyze


Of these, the most frequently used is time of concentration, tc, defined as the ... where Km is a constant equal to 1.49 in U.S. customary units and 1.0 in S.I. units; n is .... become less realistic as land slope decreases, surface roughness increases, or ..... the convolution equation can be expressed as (Chow et al., 1988). (5-43).