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Researchers developing map to predict future farmland loss


April 21, 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho researchers are working on a map that might be able to estimate how much farmland southwestern Idaho will lose by the end of the century and where the loss will occur.

The map will be able to predict farm ground loss in the southwestern Idaho area known as Treasure Valley in 10-year increments beginning in 2021, the Capital Press reports (

Data on growth patterns and development that occurred in Treasure Valley from 2001-2011 will be used to make the predications, Boise State University Assistant Professor Jodi Brandt said.

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