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Lee ABSTRACT—Data are presented on the quantities of various forms of energy used directly in the production of six important agricultural commodities in Washington State. Indirect energy requirements (energy used in the production of inputs into agriculture) were calculated for four sectors of Washington State agriculture, using an input-output matrix. A linear programming model was used to determine the effect on income of increases in the prices of electricity, petroleum products, and natural gas.
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This page intentionally left blank ENERGY INTENSIVENESS OF WASHINGTON AGRICULTURE AND THE EFFECTS OF INCREASES IN ENERGY PRICES ON WASHINGTON AGRICULTURE Gene K. Lee ABSTRACT—Data are presented on the quantities of various forms of energy used directly in the production of six important agricultural commodities in Washington State. Indirect energy requirements (energy used in the production of inputs into agriculture) were calculated for four sectors of Washington State agriculture, using an input-output matrix.