California Agriculture in the 21st Century

Johnston, Warren and Alex McCalla

from ARE Update Vol. 8, No. 3, Jan/Feb, 2005

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This article is based on the new Giannini Foundation Special Report 04-1, which evaluates the state of California agriculture at the beginning of the 21st Century. Major portions of the report include a stylized history of California agriculture, the identification of 20 important historical drivers influencing its evolution from 1769 to 2000, and an assessment of changes likely to influence the future of California agriculture.


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Johnston, Warren and Alex McCalla. 2005. "California Agriculture in the 21st Century." ARE Update 8(3): 3-6. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.