Test: AP Human Geography

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According to the Von Thunen model, what is the land closest to the urban center typically utilized for and why?

Livestock and grazing, because meat products spoil quickly, especially in communities that do not have access to proper refrigeration.

Dairy and intensive agriculture, because the products are typically perishable and must be transported to markets quickly.

Timber and forest products, because it is important to have a fuel and heat source nearby the urban area where it is consumed.

Cereal grains, because it is very difficult to keep grains from spoiling unless they have been heavily processed, like white flour or white rice.

Cereal grains, because the market price tends to change rapidly and close proximity to the marketplace ensures farmers can get the best price for their crop.

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