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"Social Safety Net for California’s Agricultural Workforce?" by Alexandra E. Hill

Dec. 6, 2016

Eligibility restrictions based on legal status, family composition, and county residency impose significant barriers to social welfare program participation for California’s agricultural workers.

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"Valuing the Dissemination of Integrated Pest Management Information in California," by Madeline Schatzberg and David Zilberman

Dec. 6, 2016

The challenge of controlling pests economically and protecting the environment led to the creation of Integrated Pest Management. This concept originated, to a large extent, from researchers at the UC ...

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"State Regulation on Livestock Methane and Challenges Faced by the California Dairy Industry," by Hyunok Lee

Dec. 6, 2016

Methane emission from livestock manure will be, for the first time, subject to regulation under a new state law. Enforcement of regulations on livestock manure will begin on January 1 ...

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Reducing Non-native Species Introductions with Risk-based Inspection of International Trade by Amanda R. Lindsay, Michael R. Springborn and Rebecca S. Epanchin-Niell

Oct. 5, 2016

Pests and pathogens can hitchhike on imported goods and cause substantial damage in new environments. Here we describe research that informs the design and evaluates the gains of a new ...

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Behavioral Responses to Disease Forecasts: From Precision to Automation in Powdery Mildew Management by Olena Sambucci and Travis J. Lybbert

Oct. 5, 2016

Disease forecasts aim to optimize disease management and reduce environmental impacts. We find that grape growers value improved disease control from such forecasts, but respond in complex ways that may ...

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Labor Cost Challenges Facing California Agriculture by Philip Martin

Oct. 5, 2016

California will become the first state to require both a $15 an hour minimum wage and overtime pay for farm workers after eight hours of work a day or 40 ...

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The Emergence of University–Private Firm Research and Development Agreements by Gordon Rausser

Aug. 11, 2016

Due to declining governmental funding for basic science, public-private research partnerships have played an increasingly important role in supporting innovative university research and development. This article presents an assessment of ...

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Where Did All the Migrant Farm Workers Go? by Maoyong Fan and Jeffrey M. Perloff

Aug. 11, 2016

The share of agricultural workers who migrate within the United States has fallen by about 60% since the late 1990s. This reduction in the number of migrant farmworkers increases the ...

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Should Communities Get into the Power Marketing Business? by Kevin Novan

Aug. 11, 2016

Traditionally, Californians have been unable to choose an electricity provider. Instead, each region has been served by a single, regulated utility. This model is changing. Local governments are now beginning ...

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California Agriculture: Water, Labor, and Immigration, Philip Martin

June 13, 2016

Farmers fear shortages of water and labor. Both have been in short supply in recent years due to drought and reduced Mexico–U.S. migration. California agriculture may be at ...

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