Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-229) 55 pp

December 2021

Trends in U.S. Irrigated Agriculture: Increasing Resilience Under Water Supply Scarcity

Irrigated agriculture is a critically important component of the U.S. farm economy. Irrigated production expanded significantly over the last century, as public reclamation policy and technological innovations opened new lands to irrigated production.

Keywords: Agricultural water conservation, drought, irrigated agriculture, irrigation efficiency, resiliency, water conservation policy, water scarcity, water use, water demand, water supply

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