Cutting the Loss from Federal Irrigation Water Subsidies Report as inadecuate

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Subsidized reclamation projectssquander valuable capitaland environmental resources bybenefitting farmers far less thantaxpayers pay. Yet, they havemade a few irrigators suddenlywealthy. There are several differentapproaches that could makethe system more efficient. Onewould involve converting currentwater allocations into firm andpermanent proper.ty rights ofexisting irrigators. This approachwould facilitate more efficientwater transfers to recreationaland urban users and provideincentives for water conservation.

Subject(s): Agribusiness

Agricultural Finance

Issue Date: 1988

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: Published in: Choices, Volume 03, Issue 4

Total Pages: 3

Record appears in: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) > Choices

Author: Gardner, B. Delworth ; Huffaker, Ray G.


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