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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 …
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.
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.
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 California almond industry has seen remarkable growth over the past couple decades. Can additional growth and high prices be sustained?
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 …
Data indicate that effects from COVID-19-induced agricultural labor shortages during 2020 were less pronounced than demand-side market disruptions like restaurant closures.
Residential water consumption (gallons per capita per day) in California fell dramatically in the past three decades.
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.