water pricing, rent seeking, agricultural economics
Without irrigation water, agriculture in California would be little more than limited livestock grazing and some dryland farming of cereal crops. With irrigation water, California produces over 200 crops and is the leading agricultural state with nearly $4 billion in sales in 1980. The state's gross cash receipts from farm sales have consistently approached 10 percent of the U.S. total every year since 1960.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gardner, B. Delworth, "Water Pricing and Rent Seeking in California Agricultre" (1985). Faculty Publications. 3742.
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