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Irrigation Water Demand: Price Elasticities and Climatic Determinants in the Great Lakes Region

  • Ari Kornelis and Patricia Norris

Abstract

This article explores the environmental and market determinants of irrigation management in a five-state Great Lakes region. We found evidence that corn, soybean, and potato irrigators respond to the cost of water at the intensive margin. Evidence of a water-cost effect at the extensive margin was mixed. This article is unique in its geographic focus and its consideration of various temperature effects. We found evidence of a long-run average temperature effect on crop acreage allocation decisions and a short-run extreme heat effect on water application rates.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Correspondence: Ari Kornelis, 616-403-5945. 1863 SE Elliott Ave. Portland, OR 97214, Email: ari.kornelis@gmail.com.

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Irrigation Water Demand: Price Elasticities and Climatic Determinants in the Great Lakes Region

  • Ari Kornelis and Patricia Norris

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