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Title: Water, energy, and farm production

Water, energy, and farm production Electric utility rate deregulation can have disproportionate impacts on water-intensive crops, which have historically relied upon pressurized irrigation technologies and surface water resources. Based on a case study of agricultural growers in southern California, the paper models the impacts of utility rates considered in the Western Area Power Administration`s Sierra Nevada Customer Service Region. The study was performed as part of the 2004 Power Marketing Program Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The empirical results reflect linear-programming estimates of the income transfers from growers to energy providers based on county-wide coverage of 13 junior and senior irrigation districts and short-run production possibilities of 11 irrigated crops. Transfers of income from growers to energy suppliers occur through their losses in producer surplus.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 236268
Report Number(s):PNNL--11136
ON: DE96010268; TRN: 96:003280
DOE Contract Number:AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996
Research Org:Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; CROPS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; IRRIGATION; COST; RATE STRUCTURE; DEREGULATION; FARMS; ECONOMIC IMPACT; CALIFORNIA; INCOME; LOSSES; MARKETING; WATER RESOURCES; WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION