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During droughts, California farms shift scarce irrigation water to crops with higher payoffs such as vegetables or to orchards and vineyards to maintain asset values. With less forage available from …
Agriculture in this century will be challenged to feed at least 3 billion more people while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting biodiversity, and improving rural well-being.
Back-to-back hot-dry years have left California parched. By late summer of 2021, half of California found itself in an exceptional drought.
Droughts in California reduce the availability of irrigation water, raise costs, and have dire consequences for some farms.
California voters passed Proposition 12 in November 2018 to require more housing space for certain farm animals. We estimate that Prop 12 will cost California pork consumers about $320 million …
The California almond industry has seen remarkable growth over the past couple decades. Can additional growth and high prices be sustained?
Adapting to future droughts will require policy changes that increase the flexibility in use of both surface water and groundwater, particularly from year to year.
The meatpacking industry has been at the center of employee-related COVID infection concerns. However, there is limited information on the scope of the issue.
The Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics
The Giannini Foundation was founded in 1930 from a grant made by the Bancitaly Corporation to the University of California in tribute to its organizer and past president, Amadeo Peter Giannini of San Francisco. Members of the Giannini Foundation are University of California faculty and Cooperative Extension specialists in agricultural and resource economics on the Berkeley, Davis, and Riverside campuses. The broad mission of the Foundation is to promote and support research and outreach activities in agricultural economics and rural development relevant to California.