INPUT SUBSTITUTION IN IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE IN THE HIGH PLAINS OF TEXAS, 1970-80

The adaptability of irrigated agriculture in the High Plains region of Texas in the 1970-80 period is analyzed by estimating Allen partial elasticities of substitution for five key inputs (water, labor, center pivot, furrow and wheel roll systems) used to produce two crops (cotton and grain sorghum). The results indicate that farmers have adapted to changes in a manner generally consistent with prior expectations concerning complementarity and substitutability among inputs. The output–constant price elasticities of water demand was statistically significant but relatively small (-25).


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Issue Date:
1988-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32148
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 13, Number 1
Page range:
63-70
Total Pages:
8




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