The Department of Applied Economics’ Beau Olen, JunJie Wu, and Christian Langpap were recently published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics for their article “Irrigation Decisions for Major West Coast Crops: Water Scarcity and Climatic Determinants.” This study assesses the impact of water scarcity and climate on irrigation decisions for producers of specialty crops, wheat, and forage crops. The analysis presented provides valuable information about how producers in irrigated agricultural production systems would respond and adapt to water pricing policies and climate change. To view the article, click here.

Beau Olen, JunJie Wu, and Christian Langpap. 2015. “Irrigation Decisions for Major West Coast Crops: Water Scarcity and Climatic Determinants.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics doi: 10.1093/ajae/aav036