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"Livestock Guardian Dogs: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Costs for Sheep Producers?" by Ellen M. Bruno and Tina L. Saitone

Aug. 15, 2019

We evaluate the economic viability of livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) as a tool to reduce predation of sheep by coyotes. Cost-effectiveness hinges largely on the ability of the dogs to ...

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"California Farmers Change Production Practices As the Farm Labor Supply Declines" by Zachariah Rutledge and J. Edward Taylor

Aug. 15, 2019

A recent survey by UC Davis and the California Farm Bureau Federation discovered that California farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit workers. As a result, they are continuing ...

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"Energy Prices, the Financial Crisis, and Their Implications for Land Policies in California" by Junjie Wu, Steven Sexton, Joel Ferguson, and David Zilberman

Aug. 15, 2019

The more than doubling of fuel prices between 2001 and 2006, combined with lax lending practices, triggered the collapse of the housing market that ultimately led to the Great Recession ...

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"The Story Behind Avocados’ Rise to Prominence in the United States" by Hoy F. Carman

June 18, 2019

Rapid growth of U.S. demand for fresh avocados has increased the fruit’s prominence in retail sales and consumer diets. This growth is largely due to California producer and importer-funded research ...

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"Maintaining the Long-Term Viability of the Humpback Chub in the Grand Canyon" by Pierce Donovan and Michael R. Springborn

June 18, 2019

The humpback chub is a native fish of the Colorado River that is vulnerable to extinction. Rainbow trout, initially introduced near the Glen Canyon Dam to serve recreational anglers, now ...

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"What Value-Added Management Programs Are Enhancing Cattle Producer Revenues?" by Tina L. Saitone

June 18, 2019

As the quality attributes that consumers’ demand from animal-based food products have expanded, ranchers have responded by marketing their cattle with an increasingly diverse array of value-added management programs. Yet, ...

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"The Soaring Eagles: California’s Flagship Wines on Global Secondary Markets," By Tor N. Tolhurst

April 16, 2019

California’s flagship wines have been ascendant: accounting for inflation, prices on the world market for super premium wines have doubled over the past 15 years. Nearly half of the growth ...

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"Trump, Migration, and Agriculture," By Philip Martin

April 16, 2019

Farmers hoped that President Trump would provide them with a new guest worker program. After two years, farmers are responding to higher labor costs by embracing labor-saving mechanization and hiring ...

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"Lessons from Berkeley’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Election and Tax," By Scott Kaplan, Rebecca Taylor, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas

April 16, 2019

In 2014, Berkeley passed the nation’s first sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax, also known as a soda tax, through a public vote. Using sales data from Berkeley retailers, we find that ...

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"Brexit and the Disruption of Agricultural Trade: A View from Ireland" by Colin A. Carter and Doris Läpple

March 22, 2019

Brexit will disrupt agricultural supply chains and trade within Europe and will also affect European agricultural trade with other countries, including the United States.

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