Water irrigation, farmland, leased land, economic rents
Irrigation water supplied by federal reclamation projects has often been priced below its supply cost (Bureau of Reclamation, 1980, p. F-4). Pricing water below cost has been deliberate policy to stimulate irrigation development in the west. One effect of this underpricing is to add to the economic rents captured by federal water users.
Original Publication Citation
The Distribuition of Economic Rents When Land Irrigated Farmland is Leased
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Huffaker, Ray G. and Delworth, B. Gardner, "The Distribution of Economic Rents When Irrigated Farmland Is Leased" (1983). Faculty Publications. 3119.
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