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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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"State Introduces Additional Requirements for Pesticide Applications Near Schools," by Rachael Goodhue, Karen Klonsky, Christopher De Mars, and Minghua Zhang

June 22, 2017

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation will require growers to notify public schools and licensed daycare centers annually of pesticides that may be used within one–quarter mile and prohibits ...

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"California’s New Groundwater Law and the Implications for Groundwater Markets," by Ellen Bruno

May 18, 2017

The rules regarding the formation of groundwater sustainability agencies under California’s new groundwater law will influence the development of groundwater markets. Multiple groundwater agencies are forming over single basins ...

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"How Rural Hospital Closures Affect Rural Residents," by Deepak Premkumar, Dave Jones, and Peter F. Orazem

May 18, 2017

This study estimates a model of rural patient hospital choice between the nearest rural, urban, or research hospital. We present separate estimates for inpatient and outpatient visits, for different diagnoses ...

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"California’s ALRA and ALRB After 40 Years," by Philip Martin and Bert Mason

May 18, 2017

The United Farm Workers Union claimed 67,000 members and 180 contracts in March 1973, and theTeamsters Union had dozens more contracts covering California farm workers before the AgriculturalLabor Relations ...

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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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