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The Importance of Irrigated Crop Production to the Texas High Plains Economy

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  • Guerrero, Bridget L.
  • Amosson, Stephen H.

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The Ogallala Aquifer is the primary source of water for irrigation in the Texas High Plains. Depletion of the aquifer concerns stakeholders as agriculture is a major driver in the regional economy. This study examines the contribution of irrigation to income, economic output, and employment in the region.

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  • Guerrero, Bridget L. & Amosson, Stephen H., 2013. "The Importance of Irrigated Crop Production to the Texas High Plains Economy," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 143101, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:143101
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    Keywords

    economic impacts; irrigation; Ogallala Aquifer; water policy; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Q18; Q32; Q38;

    JEL classification:

    • Q18 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
    • Q32 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development
    • Q38 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy (includes OPEC Policy)

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