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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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"Changes to Nutrition Programs in the 2018 Farm Bill" by Charlotte Ambrozek and Timothy Beatty

March 22, 2019

Nutrition programs comprise 76% of Farm Bill spending. These programs target families, children, and other vulnerable populations, and have historically enjoyed wide bipartisan support.

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"What Does the 2018 Farm Bill Mean for California and the Environment? Spotlight on the Conservation Programs" by Ellen M. Bruno and David Zilberman

March 22, 2019

The 2018 Farm Bill largely reauthorizes the same conservation programs from the 2014 Agricultural Act. Funding changes in the Conservation Title will result in an expansion and contraction of the ...

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"California Farm Commodities and the 2018 Farm Bill" by Hyunok Lee and Daniel A. Sumner

March 22, 2019

Commodity provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill are much like those in the 2014 Act, except for dairy and cotton, where the new law increases subsidies and, for dairy, increases ...

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