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The Irrigation Demand for Electricity
Ruth J. Maddigan, Wen S. Chern and Colleen Gallagher Rizy
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Vol. 64, No. 4 (Nov., 1982), pp. 673-680
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1240576
Page Count: 8
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This paper examines the regional differences in the irrigation demand for electricity. The analysis is based upon the Rural Electric Cooperatives' statistics on the sale of power for irrigation. A simultaneous-equation system is developed to focus on both the short-run utilization of electricity in irrigation and the long-run determination of the number of irrigators using electricity. The structural equations are estimated using pooled, state-level data for the period 1969-79. In light of the model's results, the impacts of changes in relative energy prices on irrigation are examined.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics © 1982 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association