Ownership characteristics and crop selection in California cropland


Luke T. Macaulay, Van Butsic


agriculture, California, California Agriculture, conservation programs, crop land, food production, land ownership, property


California Agriculture

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Policy Summary

Macaulay and Butsic describe the characteristics of crop land ownership in California to provide insight on food production systems, agricultural promotion, conservation practices, and land fragmentation. They find that these outcomes can be determined by land ownership and property size. This information can be used by policymakers or other relevant stakeholders to tailor agricultural outreach efforts and research to fit the community’s needs.

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