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My community is Pulaski County, Kentucky:

1. How many acres of land does it take to feed one person each year?
(remember that just a URL is not a correct citation.)
2. How much crop land and potential crop land is converted to urban use per year in this country?
3. What is the population of the US now and what the projections for 2050?
4. What does an acre of farmland sell for in your community?
5. How does development pressure affect food prices? ( don't guess)
6. What is the average income for farmers in your community?
7. Does your community have zoning to protect against farmland conversion?
8. How does development and loss of farmland affect the families in the community?

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My community is Pulaski County, Kentucky

1. How many acres of land does it take to feed one person each year?

According to the World Bank report, the Arable land (hectares per person) in World was 0.21 in 2009,

2. How much crop land and potential crop land is converted to urban use per year in this country?

The United States Department of Agriculture report indicates 1.4 million acres per year from 1992 to 1997 of cropland is converted to urban use in the United States.

3. What is the population of the US now and what the projections for 2050?

The United States Census Bureau show the population of the United States is currently, 313,068,867. This is as of 02/23/12 at 18:54 UTC (EST+5).

4. What does an ...

Solution Summary

Determine how many acres of land is needed to feed one person each year in a county. Report of cropland and potential crop land is converted to urban use per year in this country. Determined what the population of the US is now and what the projections are for 2050Discussed the price for farmland and pressures associated with food prices. Discuss how development in a community affect families, income for farmers and zoning issues.

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