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Input Substitution In Irrigated Agriculture In The High Plains Of Texas, 1970-80

  • Nieswiadomy, Michael L.
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    The adaptability of irrigated agriculture in the High Plains region of Texas in the 1970-80 period is analyzed by estimating Allen partial elasticities of substitution for five key inputs (water, labor, center pivot, furrow and wheel roll systems) used to produce two crops (cotton and grain sorghum). The results indicate that farmers have adapted to changes in a manner generally consistent with prior expectations concerning complementarity and substitutability among inputs. The output–constant price elasticities of water demand was statistically significant but relatively small (-25).

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    Article provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its journal Western Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 13 (1988)
    Issue (Month): 01 (July)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32148
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    1. Christensen, Laurits R & Jorgenson, Dale W & Lau, Lawrence J, 1973. "Transcendental Logarithmic Production Frontiers," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 55(1), pages 28-45, February.
    2. Shumway, C. Richard & Chang, A. Anne, 1980. "Supply Response Of Texas Field Crops: An Evaluation Of The Cet Linear Supply Model," Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 5(02), December.
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