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Saxowsky, Ripplinger, Bangsund submit grant proposal

David Saxowsky  David Ripplinger  Dean Bangsund

David Saxowsky, Assistant Professor in Agribusiness and Applied Economics, has submitted a grant proposal along with David Ripplinger and Dean Bangsund in the amount of $86, 678.  This has been submitted to Garrison Diversion Conservancy District.  The title of this proposal is: “Economic Effects and Financial Feasibility of Expanding Irrigation Along the McClusky Canal in North Dakota”.

The purpose of this research is to examine several economic questions associated with conversion of dryland crop production to irrigated crop production along the McClusky Canal in North Dakota.  Specific objectives include evaluation of on-farm profitability (1), regional economic impacts (2), return on private and public investment (3), opportunities for value-added processing (4), and potential effects on North Dakota’s livestock industry (5).  Scope of work has been listed for each major emphasis area.

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