Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1979

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Economics

First Advisor

Richard C. Shane

Abstract

The general objective of this study was to estimate an economic value for water used for irrigation in the Big Sioux and Vermillion River Basins of eastern South Dakota. The accomplishment of the following specific goals led to the achievement of the primary objective:

1. to derive irrigated crop production budgets from primary data for each river basin,

2. to develop net returns for 1977 per irrigated composite acre net in each river basin,

3. to develop dryland composite acre net returns for 1977,

4. to develop and compare dryland and irrigated crop production budgets and composite acre net returns for the period 1970-1977, and

5. to obtain an estimate of water's value in agricultural production.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water-supply, Agricultural -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota Irrigation -- Economic aspects -- South Dakota Water-supply, Agricultural

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

109

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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