Policy

Economic Impact Study: Western Irrigated Agriculture

The Family Farm Alliance and the Irrigation Association have jointly released a white paper titled, “The Economic Impacts of Western Irrigated Agriculture.”

 

The white paper summarizes basic economic information current to irrigated agriculture and quantifies the impact of irrigated agriculture on annual household income in the western United States.

 

The paper was developed by the Pacific Northwest Project, working with FFA and IA, to address specific policy questions raised by senior staff from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water about water resources economics.

 

The study is available for free download.