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Professor J. Edward Taylor Quoted in L.A. Times About Mix of Immigrant and U.S.-Born Farmworkers in California

Jan. 8, 2018

Dr. J. Edward Taylor, professor and vice chair, is quoted in the L.A. Times about the history of immigrant labor in California agriculture, and why U.S.-born farmworkers may increase.

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Katrina Jessoe and Colleagues' Climate Change Study Featured in USA Today Article

Jan. 2, 2018

Research by Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Associate Professor Dr. Katrina Jessoe, Professor and Vice Chair Dr. J. Edward Taylor, and alumnus Dr. Dale Manning was recently featured in the ...

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Professor Aaron Smith Co-Authors Opinion Piece in The Hill about rethinking USA's Renewable Fuel Standard Mandates

Jan. 2, 2018

Dr. Aaron Smith, Agricultural and Resource Economics professor and vice chair, co-authored an opinion piece published in The Hill. The editorial discusses environmental effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard authorized ...

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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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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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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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Philip Martin Discusses Farm Labor and Illegal Migration With the New York Times

Oct. 31, 2016

Philip Martin, chairman of the Comparative Immigration and Integration Program and editor of the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, responds to New York Times writer Eduardo Porter's ...

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Dan Sumner Interview on EconTalk

Feb. 13, 2015

Daniel Sumner, Frank H. Buck Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Agricultural Issues Center, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about agricultural subsidies in the United States, the winners ...

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ABC News Interview with Richard Howitt on the California Drought

Dec. 18, 2014

Despite recent rains, California’s drought continues. There are serious concerns about the ongoing lack of water in the state, which constitutes the world's eighth largest economy. A recent ...

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Aaron Smith: CNN Debate on Food or Fuel

Sept. 11, 2012

Professor Aaron Smith appeared on CNN's "Your Bottom Line" on August 10, 2012 to debate Tom Buis, the CEO of the Growth Energy, an ethanol advocacy group. Their debate ...

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