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Master of Science (MS)


Economics and Finance


Due to the cumulative effect of certain economic factors, the farmers of western Millard County, known as the Delta area, are in unfavorable economic conditions. Many of the farms are heavily mortgaged, taxes and interest in many cases are in arrears for several years, and in general, lack of prosperity in quite evident. The majority of the farm land in this area is within one of four drainage districts. These districts are known as drainage districts No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4. The cost and maintenance of these drainage systems is generally thought to be one of the contributing causes of the unfavorable financial situation in this area.