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"The Economic Impacts of Agricultural Groundwater Markets" by Ellen M. Bruno

Aug. 10, 2018

Groundwater markets offer a cost-effective means of meeting management goals under the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Using data from the Coachella Valley groundwater basin, we quantify the economic impacts ...

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"Retail Food Prices and Retailer Market Power: Evidence from the Greater Los Angeles Area" by Meilin Ma, Tina L. Saitone, Richard J. Volpe, Richard J. Sexton, and Michelle Saksena

Aug. 10, 2018

Our analysis of transaction-level data for the Greater Los Angeles Area shows that relatively small food retailers charge substantially higher prices than supermarkets. Higher market concentration and sales shares in ...

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"Are Marketing Orders and Checkoffs in Legal Trouble Again?" by John M. Crespi

Aug. 10, 2018

A recent Supreme Court ruling against fees collected by public employee unions from non-union members may lead to litigation of commodity checkoff program assessments. Marketing boards that considered this issue ...

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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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