In order to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices on leased farmland it is important to understand the factors that affect a farmer’s decisions regarding agricultural practices.  The articles and reports provided below are largely sociological examinations of the factors affecting the adoption of conservation practices.  Some are specific to leased farmland while others take a broader approach.  Links are provided where available.


  • Margaret Grossman, Leasehold Interests and the Separation of Ownership and Control in U.S. Farmland, in PROPERTY AND VALUES: ALTERNATIVES TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OWNERSHIP 119 (Charles Geisler & Gail Daneker eds., 2000).

Government Reports

Journal Articles