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Farmland Rental Contracts: Why Do Some Contracts Stipulate Production Practices in Ontario and Manitoba?

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dc.contributor.advisor Deaton, B. James Luo, Qin 2015-05-05T17:26:37Z 2015-05-05T17:26:37Z 2015-05 2015-04-20 2015-05-05
dc.description.abstract In 2011, 42% of Canadian farmland was in the rental market. Some of these rental agreements include stipulations that a tenant implement certain production practices. This thesis empirically investigates factors that motivate stipulations by analyzing a telephone survey data set of farmers in Ontario and Manitoba (n=441). Based on the empirical findings, I conducted an additional personal interview to explore issues associated with stipulations (n=59). The empirical results identify key covariates that influenced the adoption of stipulations. For example, farmers renting from family members are less likely to have a stipulation in their rental contract. The personal interviews also reveal that many landlords ask tenants to avoid specific production practices that may limit future uses of the land for non-agricultural purposes. Hence, in regions with high urbanization pressure, landlords may stipulate practices that are in potential conflict with social objectives as set forward by the government. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Lake Simcoe Program, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject BMP en_US
dc.subject Best Management Practices en_US
dc.subject Beneficial Management Practices en_US
dc.subject stipulation en_US
dc.subject farmland rental contract en_US
dc.subject farmland conservation en_US
dc.subject contract clause en_US
dc.subject landowner en_US
dc.subject tenant en_US
dc.title Farmland Rental Contracts: Why Do Some Contracts Stipulate Production Practices in Ontario and Manitoba? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US Master of Science en_US Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US
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