How Vulnerable is California Agriculture to Higher Energy Prices?

Roland-Holst, David and David Zilberman

from ARE Update Vol. 9, No. 5, May/June, 2006

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Abstract

Energy price risk is important to California agriculture. The degree of vulnerability varies substantially across
product categories and most of it is indirect, arising from energy costs embodied in farm inputs and product distribution services. These findings indicate that changing energy prices could induce significant structural adjustment across the state's farm sector.

Keywords

energy, dependence, policy, California agriculture, vulnerability

Citation

Roland-Holst, David and David Zilberman. "How Vulnerable is California Agriculture to Higher Energy Prices?" ARE Update 9(5)(2006):1-4. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2006/9/5/how-vulnerable-is-califor/