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Water Conservation Potential From Irrigation Technology Transitions In The Pacific Northwest

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  • Schaible, Glenn D.
  • Kim, C.S.
  • Whittlesey, Norman K.

The effects of price changes on irrigation technology transitions and potential agricultural water conservation in the Pacific Northwest are analyzed using Parks' (1980) modified multinomial logit model. Results indicate that commodity price effects are statistically significant, but they are relatively small with nonprogram crop price effects greater than program crop price effects. Locational factors are also found to affect technology transitions. In the absence of water policy changes, continued irrigation technology adoption by year 2005 will result in average annual water savings of approximately 404,000 acre-feet in the Pacific Northwest.

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

Volume (Year): 16 (1991)
Issue (Month): 02 (December)

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Handle: RePEc:ags:wjagec:32613
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  1. Just, Richard E. & Lichtenberg, Erik & Zilberman, David, 1989. "The Effects of the Feed Grain and Wheat Programs on Irrigation and Groundwater Depletion in Nebraska," Working Papers 197609, University of Maryland, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  2. Carlson, Gerald A. & Zilberman, David & Miranowski, John, 1993. "Agricultural and Resource Economics," Staff General Research Papers Archive 11104, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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