Who Owns California’s Cropland?

Luke Macaulay and Van Butsic

from ARE Update Vol. 21, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2018

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Analyses of cropland ownership patterns and planted crop mixes can help researchers prioritize outreach efforts and tailor research to stakeholders’ needs.


crop mixes, ownership patterns, parcels, county, fragmentation, land use, GIS


Luke Macaulay and Van Butsic. "Who Owns California’s Cropland?" ARE Update 21(3)(2018):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.