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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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"Economic Consequences of New Federal and State Regulations to Limit Antibiotic Use in Livestock," by Tina L. Saitone

Oct. 9, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health challenges facing the world today. In response, regulations have been put in place to limit the use of antibiotics in ...

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"Establishing Supply Chain for an Innovation: The Case of Prepackaged Salad," by James Lugg, Myung Eun Shim, and David Zilberman

Oct. 9, 2017

The agrifood sector is subject to continuous innovations introduced by researchers or practitioners. Implementation of innovation requires a well-designed product supply chain that enables relentless innovation and meets consumer needs. ...

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"The True Value of California Wine Grapes," by Olena Sambucci and Julian M. Alston

Oct. 9, 2017

The method used to calculate average statewide returns per ton of wine grapes in the California Grape Crush Report understates the true total value of the crush significantly. We suggest ...

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"The Impact of Climate Change on Grain Production: The Case of French Cereals," by Matthew Gammans, Pierre Mérel, and Ariel Ortiz-Bobea

Aug. 28, 2017

Cereal yields have grown considerably over the past several decades in many regions of the world, but rising temperatures pose an emerging threat to this progress. Our analysis of over ...

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"Crop Rotations Can Increase Net Returns in Organic Strawberry and Vegetable Production Systems," by Aleksandr Michuda, Rachael Goodhue, Joji Muramoto, and Carol Shennan

Aug. 28, 2017

Crop rotations aimed at suppressing verticillium wilt disease in organic strawberries pose a dynamic tradeoff to growers. Using broccoli (a non-host crop) and other crops in the rotation, reduces current ...

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"The Organic Premium for California Blueberries," by Hoy F. Carman

Aug. 28, 2017

California has recently become an important blueberry producer and now accounts for about one-half of fresh U.S. organic blueberry production. California’s “organic premium” that recently averaged $2.28 per pound over ...

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"Bee-conomics Revisited: A Decade of New Data Is Consistent with the Market Hypothesis," by Hyunok Lee, Antoine Champetier, Daniel A. Sumner, and Jennifer Bond

June 22, 2017

In the past decade almond acreage has expanded, causing growth in demand for honey bee pollination. However, pollination fees have fallen, indicating an even larger shift-out in the supply of ...

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"President Trump and U.S. Migration after 100 Days," by Philip Martin

June 22, 2017

President Trump issued four executive orders dealing with immigration since taking office January 20, 2017, setting in motion plans to build a wall on the 2,000 mile Mexico–U ...

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