Cutting the Loss from Federal Irrigation Water Subsidies

Subsidized reclamation projects squander valuable capital and environmental resources by benefitting farmers far less than taxpayers pay. Yet, they have made a few irrigators suddenly wealthy. There are several different approaches that could make the system more efficient. One would involve converting current water allocations into firm and permanent proper.ty rights of existing irrigators. This approach would facilitate more efficient water transfers to recreational and urban users and provide incentives for water conservation.


Issue Date:
1988
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/130477
Published in:
Choices, Volume 03, Issue 4
Total Pages:
3




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