Use-Value Assessment of Rural Land in the United States
This work explains and analyzes critical questions raised by the use-value assessment (UVA) policy for farmland preservation. It covers the origins, key features, impacts, and flaws of UVA programs across the United States and recommends policy reforms to make the programs fair and more effective. A comprehensive appendix details the characteristics of UVA programs in all 50 states.
This book is also the basis for a Policy Focus Report published in 2015.
About the Authors
John E. Anderson is the Baird family professor of economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. He advises public policy makers in the fields of public finance, fiscal reform, and tax policy.
Richard W. England is professor emeritus of economics at the University of New Hampshire.