Prepared for Anna H. | Delivered May 5, 2020
Irrigation Systems in the U.S.
To identify the areas where irrigation is conducted most in the U.S. This will inform a marketing research.
Irrigation in the U.S.
The latest Census of Agriculture that was conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed that the U.S. had a total of
million acres of irrigated cropland in 2012.
Agriculture is a major consumer of
surface and groundwater
in the U.S.
It accounts for about
of the country's consumptive water use.
This value is above
in most Western States.
Since the 1997 Census of Agriculture, the major pattern of increased irrigated land in the U.
shows a shift from the Western States to the Delta and Southeast (except for Florida).
released by the USDA and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reveal that most of U.S. crop irrigation occurs in:
The Columbia and Snake River Basins found in the Pacific Northwest".
The Mississippi Delta region".
The High Plains Ogallala region".
Californa Central Valley".
In the U.S., crop irrigation is
. Irrigated area differs with time due to various factors. These are local or regional water supply/demand and agronomic conditions, climate change, and export/domestic crop market demands.
that lead in irrigation in the U.S. from the highest to the lowest are:
Nebraska with 8.3 million acres -
California with 7.9 million acres -(
Arkansas with 4.8 million acres -(
Texas with 4.5 million acres -(
This data is based on
from the latest Census of Agriculture that was conducted by the USDA's Economic Research Service.
Data from the USDA reveals that these top 13 states make up for
of the total irrigated acres in the country while the remaining 37 states make up for the remaining
Your research manager recommends working with a
A Generalist is Industry Agnostic and give you the best value.
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