Department of Economics
The study reported in this bulletin is an extension of work initiated in 1977 through a Master's thesis (Everson, 1979) in the SDSU Economics Department. That part of the thesis research focusing directly on the economic value of irrigation water in the Big Sioux and Vermillion drainage basins was reported in an SD Agricultural Experiment Station bulletin by Shane and Everson (1980). With the data collected through the initial study as a starting point, Shane (1980) projected through 1990 the likely production costs for eastern South Dakota crops.
In this study, the initial 1977 data are updated to 1981, and revised projections from 1981 to 1990 are made. The impact of rising energy prices on crop production is the principal focus of this bulletin.
rising energy cost, Brookings County, Turner County, irrigation costs
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Taylor, D. C. and Shane, R. C., "Brookings and Turner Counties: The Impact of Rising Energy Prices on Crop Production" (1983). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 689.