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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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"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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