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Philip Martin Quoted in Sacramento Bee: Slowdown in Young, Undocumented Workers from Mexico Leads California Farmers to Choose between Higher Wages or Mechanization

Sept. 8, 2017

Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor Emeritus Philip Martin discusses with the Sacramento Bee how a slowdown of young, undocumented workers from Mexico has transformed California agriculture.

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Diane Charlton and Ed Taylor Win AAEA Quality of Research Discovery Award, Honorable Mention, for “A Declining Farm Workforce: Analysis of Panel Data from Rural Mexico”

Aug. 7, 2017

The study found that the agricultural labor supply from rural Mexico, the main source of hired farmworkers for the United States, is decreasing at a rate of approximately 150,000 workers ...

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Julian Alston Wins Multiple AAEA Awards for "Effects of U.S. Public Agricultural R&D on U.S. Obesity and its Social Costs"

Aug. 7, 2017

How much has food abundance, attributable to U.S. public agricultural R&D, contributed to high and rising U.S. obesity rates? This paper investigates the effects of public investment in agricultural R&D ...

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J. Edward Taylor Discusses Mechanization of Field Labor with LA Times, KCBS Radio

Aug. 3, 2017

Agricultural and Resource Economics Professor J. Edward Taylor, director of Rural Economics of the Americas and Pacific Rim (REAP), discusses with media outlets the changes occurring in farm labor. Among ...

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Emeritus Professors Honored by PROSE Awards for Ecosystems of California

May 22, 2017

Emeritus Professors Alex McCalla and Richard E. Howitt are among those honored through Ecosystems of California winning two 2017 PROSE Awards from the Association of American Publishers. The book won ...

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Pierre Mérel and Mathew Gammans Predict Climate Change Will Cut Cereal Yields

May 16, 2017

Graduate student Matthew Gammans, Professor Pierre Mérel, and Cornell economist Ariel Ortiz-Bobea studied 65 years of wheat and barley yield data from France. Their new statistical model suggests climate change ...

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UC Davis Tops World Rankings in Agricultural Economics and Policy

April 6, 2017

UC Davis is number one in the world for agricultural economics and policy, according to the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) by Subject 2017.

This annual ranking is based ...

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Colin Carter and Dalia Ghanem Find Evidence That Pollution Reduces Rice Production in China

Feb. 17, 2017

The reductions in rice yields are large enough to have price implications for the global rice market, affecting global food security for hundreds of millions of the world’s poor ...

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C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell Wins Award for Economics of Groundwater Management

Feb. 17, 2017

Cynthia Lin Lawell was awarded Honorable Mention in the Bacon Public Lectureship and White Paper Competition for her work on the economics of groundwater management. She presented her lecture at ...

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Kristin Kiesel and Colleagues Receive USDA Grant to Promote "Farm to Fork" Food Business Incubator in Sacramento

Nov. 21, 2016

Kristin Kiesel has collaborated on a new USDA grant to incubate "farm-to-fork" businesses for low-income communities in Sacramento's Promise Zone, which encompasses one of the most economically hardest‐hit ...

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