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Evaluation of Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) (FRPP
Through Surveying a Random Sample of Owners of Agricultural Land Whose Development Rights Were Sold in Part Through the FRPP
Dr. J. Dixon Esseks Center for Great Plains Studies University of Nebraska

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    • Evaluation of Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) (FRPP Through Surveying a Random Sample of Owners of Agricultural Land Whose Development Rights Were Sold in Part Through the FRPP Dr. J. Dixon Esseks Center for Great Plains Studies University of Nebraska Background 1. Received offer to purchase or option to buy the land within one year The Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) is protecting active 34% of closing on the easement. farmland and helping farmers to reinvest in their agricultural enterprises Owner Satisfaction with Decision to Owners Who Would Recommend FRPP to consistent with the program’s design and purpose. This poster paper Participate in FRPP Other Owners 2. At time of closing, at least some of the land was within one-half mile presents some of the significant findings from a 2005 survey of recipients of 36% of a public sewer or water line. FRPP funds. The study was sponsored by the American Farmland Trust and 7% 4% Yes, without Definitely made right reservations conducted by Dick Esseks of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the 24% decision 38% Yes, with 3. Either condition # 1 or #2 56% University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Probably made right reservations decision 58% No, would not 69% First established in the 1996 Farm Bill and then re-authorized in the Farm Did not make the recommend 4. Surveyed owners had bought or inherited the land after the right decision Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, FRPP is a voluntary federal 8% development rights had been sold. conservation program that provides matching funds to eligible state and local agencies to help buy permanent conservation easements on farm and ranch lands. Through Fiscal Year 2005, Congress and the President allocated 5. Total number of surveyed owners 422 almost $292 million for FRPP contributions to these purchases, protecting over 300,000 acres of agricultural land in 42 states through September 2003. Perceived to be Production Inputs and Perceived to be very inadequate or very Respondent was not sure Marketing Opportunities adequate or adequate inadequate Survey Methodology 91% Fertilizer dealers 6% 3% Between June and December 2005, UNL’s survey research arm, the Bureau of Sociological Research, interviewed a total of 422 owners of land whose Ag chemical dealers 89% 6% 5% development rights had been sold in part through the FRPP. These respondents came from a random sample of 613 that was drawn from as complete a census Farm implement dealers 86% 12% 2% as was possible of owners of FRPP-protected land. The successful interviews averaged 28.3 minutes and represented a response rate of 73%, after adjusting Farm animal veterinarians 83% 9% 8% for members of the original sample who proved to be ineligible for the survey Summary of Findings Agricultural laborers 51% 39% 10% 56% of the owners reported one of two conditions indicating their PDR their Results of the Census of Current Owners, Sample land had been vulnerable to development within a year of closing on the Drawn from the Full List, and Response Rate Marketing opportunities 85% 10% 5% easement. 59% reported their land being contiguous to other protected parcels (that parcels 945 (32 they did not own). 1. Total owners identified in the census Use s of Dev elopment Right Easement Payments 74% of the current owners farmed or ranched at least part of their land. their states) 58% 97% reported at least part of their land being in agricultural production. 2. Sample drawn (with equal proportions per state) 613 56% 58 Almost 7 in 10 (69%) of the owners who sold DRs said that some aspect Percentage 54% 55 of their agricultural business received the largest share of their development their 52% 3. Total owners interviewed (from June 23 to Dec. 19, 2005, averaging 52 rights payments or tied for first place in the allocation. 422 50% 28. 3 minutes in length) 83% to 91% said that the supply of four kinds of agricultural support 48% Pay Down Reinvest in Personal Debt on Ag-Business Needs businesses was adequate; 85% were positive also about marketing 4. Ineligibles (had sold land, were deceased, or unreachable by either AgLand opportunities; but only 51% found agricultural labor to be adequate. adequate. 33 phone or mail) 48% were providing recreational opportunities on their protected land to protected non-family members. non- 5. Refusals 41 Conservation Practices 83% were applying practices to achieve at least one conservation conservation Expected Sale Value of FRPP Land in 5 Years Applied to FRPP Land objective; 58%, at least two. 6. Non-contacts (answering machine only or introductory letter 117 74% of the surveyed owners either believed that had “definitely” made the definitely” delivered) 35% Minimize Soil Erosion 70% right decision to sell their agland’s development rights or they at least would agland’ Minimize Water Polution 30% 32 31 60% 64 through Ag Chemicals recommend “without reservations” such sales to other owners of farm or reservations” 7. Response rate=Row 3 divided by the sum of rows 3 + 5 + 6) 72.8% 25% 50% Minimize Water Polution ranch lands. Unlikely to sell for a from Livestock Waste higher price 20% 40% 80% believe that in 5 years their land would sell for a higher price than 37 Impove Wildlife Habitat Likely to sell for a 33 15% 17 30% currently, even with its development rights removed. slightly higher price 26 Minimize Overgrazing Likely to sell for a 20% 22 moderately higher price 10% 12 27% reported no monitoring of their land by the easement holder. holder. 8 10% 13 2 Minimize use of Irrigation Likely to sell for a much 5% higher price 0% Water 21% of the surveyed operator-owners were marketing food from their operator- Not sure 0% Other Conservation Purposes land directly to local consumers, compared to 5% among all operators operators nationwide.