ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATION WATER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES.

Bruce R Beattie, Michael D. Frank, Ronald D. Lacewell

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Abstract

The paper addresses several issues pertinent to the economics of western irrigated agriculture. It begins by considering the value of water for the major irrigated regions of the 17 contiguous western states. The sensitivity of these values to changes in farm product prices and pumping costs is discussed. Several myths for assigning agricultural water a social value in excess of farmer's ability-to-pay are presented and dispelled. The paper concludes with some thoughts on the future viability of irrigated agriculture in the West. Refs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherASCE
Pages572-581
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes
EventProc ASCE Irrig and Drain Div and Water Resour Plann and Manage Div, Natl Spec Conf, Leg, Drain and Water Resour Plann and Manage - Blackburg, VA, USA
Duration: Jul 26 1978Jul 28 1978

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OtherProc ASCE Irrig and Drain Div and Water Resour Plann and Manage Div, Natl Spec Conf, Leg, Drain and Water Resour Plann and Manage
CityBlackburg, VA, USA
Period7/26/787/28/78

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Irrigation
Agriculture
Economics
Farms
Water
Costs

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  • Engineering(all)

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Beattie, B. R., Frank, M. D., & Lacewell, R. D. (1978). ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATION WATER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. In Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 572-581). ASCE.

ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATION WATER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. / Beattie, Bruce R; Frank, Michael D.; Lacewell, Ronald D.

Unknown Host Publication Title. ASCE, 1978. p. 572-581.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Beattie, BR, Frank, MD & Lacewell, RD 1978, ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATION WATER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. in Unknown Host Publication Title. ASCE, pp. 572-581, Proc ASCE Irrig and Drain Div and Water Resour Plann and Manage Div, Natl Spec Conf, Leg, Drain and Water Resour Plann and Manage, Blackburg, VA, USA, 7/26/78.
Beattie BR, Frank MD, Lacewell RD. ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATION WATER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. In Unknown Host Publication Title. ASCE. 1978. p. 572-581
Beattie, Bruce R ; Frank, Michael D. ; Lacewell, Ronald D. / ECONOMIC VALUE OF IRRIGATION WATER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES. Unknown Host Publication Title. ASCE, 1978. pp. 572-581
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