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Regional Approach to Farmland Preservation: The Twin Cities Metropolitan Agricultural Preserves Act in a Geographical Perspective.

Napton, Darrell E.

This 1987 thesis contains background on the evolution of the farmland protection policy and a history of farming in the Twin Cities metropolitan area along with details about the development of policies about farmland in the Twin Cities area and an evaluation of the impact of the Metropolitan Agricultural Preserves Act. An article was published in the January 1986 CURA Reporter which summarizes some of the results of the research for this thesis.

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Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota. Funded by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
374 pp.
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