Updates & Reviews

Sep 28, 2012 — by: Family Farm Alliance
Categories: News Articles, Press Releases

Western Irrigated Ag Creates Annual Benefit of $128 Billion

Irrigated agriculture is one of the largest job providers and economic engines in the Western United States, according to an initial study released by the Family Farm Alliance. For a region that spans the 17 Western states, the total household income impacts derived from the “Irrigated Agriculture Industry” – which is made up of direct irrigated crop production, agricultural services, and the food processing and packaging sectors – is estimated to be about $128 billion annually.

Pdf-iconClick here for the September 28, 2012 press release.
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Click here for the Alliance report - "The Economic Importance of Western Irrigated Agriculture"
(PDF, 3.3MB)