Problems on the rural-urban fringe: Urban growth and agricultural land use in Sacramento County
AuthorsC. C. Harris
D. J. Allee
Authors AffiliationsCurtis C. Harris, Jr., is Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and Assistant Agricultural Economist in the Experiment Station and Giunnini Foundation, University of California, Davis; David J. Allee is Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University, New York.
Hilgardia 18(4):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v018n04p8. April 1964.
Total population in Sacramento County increased 81 % between 1950 and 1960; but farm population decreased 51 %. Projections for Sacramento County indicate a population of 1 million before 1980 and about 2.5 million around the year 2000. This rapid urban growth already has had far-reaching effects on agriculture. Not only does urban growth require additional land, but it has effects on the use of land that remains in agriculture. This study reviews and analyzes several of these effects.
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