The Economic Value of Irrigation in the Texas Panhandle

The Texas Panhandle relies largely on the Ogallala Aquifer for access to water for irrigated agricultural production. With current pumping rates and slow recharge rates, the aquifer will at some point in the future no longer be an economically viable source of water for agriculture. The objective of this study is to estimate the value of irrigated agriculture to the region. A hypothetical policy restriction is imposed which assumes a one hundred percent conversion to dryland agriculture. The study estimates the economic impact of such a change on producer income and the resulting socioeconomic impacts on communities in the region.


Issue Date:
Jan 14 2010
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/56433
Total Pages:
18
JEL Codes:
Q18; Q32; Q38
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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