A comprehensive parcel-level dataset on Farmland Assessment Act in Salt Lake County, Utah

Published: 11 June 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/h8gwx4r2bn.1
, Arthur J. Caplan


The dataset compiles important factors influencing farmland conversion in Salt Lake County, Utah, from 2010 to 2018. Collected from secondary sources, the data is processed at the parcel level. Parcel boundary information, including location, greenbelt status, and ownership details are sourced from the Salt Lake County Assessor’s Office. It incorporates determinants and control variables from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Cropland Data Layers and NASA’s MODIS-EVI datasets. This dataset is valuable for researchers, educators, and practitioners in sustainable development, environmental studies, and social sciences with a focus on US farmland preservation. The dataset can be used to test hypotheses on the control of urban growth, study the impact of preferential farmland tax assessment programs, and compare farmland tax policies across the US. Additionally, the dataset supports trend generation, summative analyses, and integration with other geospatial data to explore indirect impacts on ecosystem services. Its simple format makes the dataset an excellent teaching tool for statistics or econometrics classes.



Agricultural Economics, Economic Development, Land Use Change, Land Use, Agricultural Land Management, Agriculture