Department of Economics
Expecting to find that South Dakota irrigators who pay more for electricity pump less irrigation water, we specifically focused on the impact of price of electricity on amount of irrigation water pumped. Other factors that influence the amount of water pumped were also included in the analysis.
The area sample was all irrigators who use electricity to power their irrigation systems and who reside within the geographic boundaries of the 16 Rural Electric Cooperative Associations (REA’s) which provide more than 80% of the electric power for irrigators in South Dakota. Further delimitations are explained in the procedures section.
The report is divided into four sections: data base and procedures, the model and variables, results of analysis, and summary and implications.
irrigation economics, irrigation costs, irrigation energy costs
South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Lundeen, A. A., "The Price of Energy: Impact on Irrigation" (1986). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 702.