Keywords

Water irrigation, farmland, leased land, economic rents

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1983

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Economics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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