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“Identifying Policies to Mitigate the Costs of Drought” by Ellen M. Bruno

Oct. 28, 2021

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.

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“Drought Impacts on California Farm Revenue and Prices” by Daniel A Sumner, Elizabeth A. Fraysse, Scott Somerville, and Josué Medellín-Azuara

Oct. 28, 2021

Droughts in California reduce the availability of irrigation water, raise costs, and have dire consequences for some farms.

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“California Farms Adjust to Drought” by Daniel A Sumner, Carlyn Marsh, Quaid Moore, Scott Somerville, and Josué Medellín-Azuara

Oct. 28, 2021

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 …

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“Climatological Context for California’s Ongoing Drought” by John Abatzoglou

Oct. 28, 2021

Back-to-back hot-dry years have left California parched. By late summer of 2021, half of California found itself in an exceptional drought.

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“The Outlook for California’s Almond Market" by Ellen M. Bruno, Brittney Goodrich, and Richard J. Sexton

Aug. 16, 2021

The California almond industry has seen remarkable growth over the past couple decades. Can additional growth and high prices be sustained?

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"Science-Based Agriculture for Expanding Food Production and Sustainability” by David Zilberman

Aug. 16, 2021

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.

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“Voter-Approved Proposition to Raise California Pork Prices” by Hanbin Lee, Richard J. Sexton, and Daniel A. Sumner

Aug. 16, 2021

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 …

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“COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality in U.S. Meatpacking Counties” by Tina L. Saitone, K. Aleks Schaefer, and Daniel P. Scheitrum

June 23, 2021

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.

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“How Has Residential Per Capita Water Consumption in California Changed Between 1994–2019?” by Juhee Lee, Mehdi Nemati, and Ariel Dinar

June 23, 2021

Residential water consumption (gallons per capita per day) in California fell dramatically in the past three decades.

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“Why Are Indian Farmers Protesting the Liberalization of Indian Agriculture?” by Shoumitro Chatterjee and Aprajit Mahajan

June 23, 2021

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 …

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