Department of Economics
This investigation has been concerned with impacts from the adoption of irrigation on farm expenditures, area personal incomes, and the volume of retail and service trade. Other effects were not estimated in this analysis. They include, however, benefits for the processing and handling industries stemming from increased farm production. Also any effects from development of irrigation potential other than that investigated by the feasibility studies cited in this report were not considered in the measure of impacts on an area economy. The study has sought to estimate a significant share, but not all, of the impacts on communities in regions having potential for irrigation which, it is assumed, could be developed according to proposed plans.
South Dakota irrigation economics, irrigation off-farm benefits
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Christensen, T. and Matson, A. J., "Impact of Irrigation Development on Income and Trade: Eastern and Central South Dakota" (1969). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 551.