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Population-Interaction Zones for Agriculture (PIZA)

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

Note: Updates to this data product are discontinued. The PIZA codes index small geographic areas (the contiguous 48 States divided up into five-kilometer grid cells) according to the size and proximity of population concentrations.

Widespread conversion of rural lands to urban uses has drawn attention at all levels of government. To provide information useful for projections of future changes in land use, ERS has created a system to classify remaining farmland into "population-interaction zones for agriculture" (PIZA). These zones represent areas of agricultural land use in which urban-related activities (residential, commercial, and industrial) affect the economic and social environment of agriculture. In these zones, interactions between urban-related population and farm production activities tend to increase the value of farmland, change the production practices and enterprises of farm operators, and elevate the probability that farmland will be converted to urban-related uses.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020

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Harvested from USDA JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Publisher Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Identifier USDA-ERS-00083
Data First Published 2005-06-01
Data Last Modified 2019-03-26
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:13
Metadata Context
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Catalog Describedby
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Program Code 005:041
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 32f124400bb3c09a53788176b02e510e5a29b5e8
Source Schema Version 1.1

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