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Farming on the Edge Map

Project Period:

10 months 1993-01-01 - 1993-10-01

Principal Investigator:

Ed Thompson, AFT; Richard Greene, Northern Illinois University; and John Harlan, Northern Illinois University

Description
Using Geographic Information Systems to combine agricultural census data from 1987 with U.S. population census data from 1980 and 1990, a national map was generated to identify areas where urban growth and farming are in conflict.

Outcomes
Map, background report and press conference.

American Farmland Trust