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"Bt Eggplant in Bangladesh Increases Yields and Farmers’ Incomes, and Reduces Pesticide Use" by Ahsanuzzaman and David Zilberman

Dec. 19, 2018

Genetically engineered (GE) Bt eggplant was introduced to Bangladesh in 2013 and by 2017, 18% of eggplant growers have adopted it. Our study, based on a survey of 481 farmers, ...

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"Economic Value of the Herbicide Dacthal for Brassica and Allium Crops in California" by Steven Blecker, Steven Fennimore, Rachael Goodhue, Kevi Mace, John Steggall, Daniel Tregeagle, Tor Tolhurst, and Hanlin Wei

Dec. 19, 2018

California review of the herbicide dacthal triggered by the requirements of California’s Pesticide Contamination Prevention Act was conducted in 2018. This article estimates the economic effects a cancellation of dacthal’s ...

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Faculty Profile: Bulat Gafarov

Dec. 19, 2018

Bulat Gafarov is an assistant professor with an appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis. Bulat received his Ph.D. in economics from the Pennsylvania State ...

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"The New Social Cost of Carbon" by Maximilian Auffhammer

Dec. 19, 2018

The Social Cost of Carbon is a dollar figure, which measures the damage caused from one more ton of the greenhouse gas CO2 emitted. The federal government uses this number ...

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"The Economic Impacts of Agricultural Groundwater Markets" by Ellen M. Bruno

Aug. 10, 2018

Groundwater markets offer a cost-effective means of meeting management goals under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Using data from the Coachella Valley groundwater basin, we quantify the economic impacts ...

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"Retail Food Prices and Retailer Market Power: Evidence from the Greater Los Angeles Area" by Meilin Ma, Tina L. Saitone, Richard J. Volpe, Richard J. Sexton, and Michelle Saksena

Aug. 10, 2018

Our analysis of transaction-level data for the Greater Los Angeles Area shows that relatively small food retailers charge substantially higher prices than supermarkets. Higher market concentration and sales shares in ...

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"Are Marketing Orders and Checkoffs in Legal Trouble Again?" by John M. Crespi

Aug. 10, 2018

A recent Supreme Court ruling against fees collected by public employee unions from non-union members may lead to litigation of commodity checkoff program assessments. Marketing boards that considered this issue ...

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"Can CalFresh Cut Costs and Better Serve California’s Agricultural Counties?" By Alexandra E. Hill and Charlotte Ambrozek

June 22, 2018

Higher rates of employment are associated with more CalFresh caseload terminations, which then increase applications from previous recipients. Reapplications are costly to the state and participants. These effects are largest ...

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"How Does Meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 Benefit U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Growers?" By Karen M. Jetter and Kjersti Nes.

June 22, 2018

This study estimates the economic impact on fruit and vegetable industries in the U.S. from an increase in consumption based on different scenarios, including a shift in demand that meets ...

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The new edition of California Agriculture: Dimensions and Issues is now available

June 22, 2018

Edited by Philip L. Martin, Rachael E. Goodhue, and Brian D. Wright.

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