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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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Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode Receive 2016 Allan Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association

Nov. 28, 2016

Alan Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode received the 2016 Allan Sharlin Memorial Award for "Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control," (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015 ...

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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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