This study fills a gap in cultural ecosystem service (CES) assessment of prime farmland located in peri-urban areas by presenting results from a choice experiment recently conducted in Utah’s Wasatch Front region. The choice experiment was designed to account for heterogeneous effects associated with a wide array of socio-demographic and attitudinal characteristics on household preferences for farmland preservation, including farmland used for the joint production of solar power and agricultural products. We apply a mixed-logit model to our data that controls for preference heterogeneity among Wasatch Front households along two dimensions – at the individual household level and according to different household types. We find that the typical household is willing to pay a non-trivial annual fee to preserve the region’s existing peri-urban farmland, and to a lesser extent is willing to pay for agrivoltaics on that land. We also find extensive preference heterogeneity among different types of households for farmland preservation and agrivoltaics. These findings can serve as crucial components of broader land-use studies designed to account for the full range of agri-environmental ecosystem services.
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Utah Agricultural Experiment Station
Utah State University
Utah Agricultural Experiment Station, UTAO-1334
Data is primary, compiled in comma-separated values (CSV) format. The data was collected from households in Layton and Spanish Fork, Utah as part of Tiffany Woods’ Master’s thesis research.
Layton, Utah, USA Spanish Fork, Utah, USA
See the README.txt file.
Agricultural Economics | Agriculture | Life Sciences
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Caplan, A. J., & Chamberlain, B. C. (2021). Data for Farmland Preservation Study. Utah State University. https://doi.org/10.26078/NT3D-6S71
Additional FilesREADME.txt (2 kB)
Final_Dataset_Archive.csv (206 kB)