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Modern molecular biology offers tools for precisely altering traits of crops and livestock. Similar tools have been used to develop vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.
Farmers in India fear that new laws will enable corporations to exploit them. The most vocal protests have been in the states of Punjab and Haryana. The roots lie in …
The federal government has taken significant actions to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the economy. Congress has passed two large bills, the $2.2 trillion CARES Act in April 2020, …
Residential water consumption (gallons per capita per day) in California fell dramatically in the past three decades.
The current, increased optimism about the imminent arrival and distribution of a COVID vaccine in the U.S. leads to an increased optimal level of social distancing. Under current circumstances, a …
Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR)—storing water of various qualities in aquifers—is considered a potential strategy to mitigate recurring drought effects in California.
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.
Data indicate that effects from COVID-19-induced agricultural labor shortages during 2020 were less pronounced than demand-side market disruptions like restaurant closures.
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.