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ARE Assistant Professor Mark Agerton Discusses Rising Gasoline Prices in Recent ABC 10 News Piece

March 18, 2022

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ARE DeLoach Professor of Agricultural Economics Aaron Smith Discusses Rising Fertilizer Prices in Recent CapRadio Interview

March 18, 2022

Fertilizer prices have nearly doubled during the pandemic and are now approaching record levels. The increase in prices could severely affect California farmers, who grow much of the nation’s fresh …

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ARE Professor Michael Carter Authors New Piece in “The Conversation” Highlighting Research on Risk Management

Feb. 28, 2022

The outreach article in The Conversation highlights work Carter did in cooperation with ARE associate professor Steve Boucher, professor Travis Lybbert and former Ph.D. students Jonathan Malacarne and Laura Paul.

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Annual ARE Faculty-Grad Student Ski/Snow-Play Day Held in Tahoe

Feb. 28, 2022

After a year off due to COVID, the ARE Ski/Snow-Play Day returned this month. ARE faculty and grads gathered at Lake Tahoe in the evening of February 24 for the …

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ARE Distinguished Professor Colin Carter and Co-Author’s Research Cited in Recent GAO Study of USDA Market Facilitation Program

Dec. 22, 2021

Partly based on the research of Carter and co-author Sandro Steinbach, the GAO found that the USDA over-compensated some U.S. midwestern farmers by billions of dollars for economic losses associated …

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Resilience+ Innovation Facility to Unlock Agricultural Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Dec. 14, 2021

The Resilience+ Innovation Facility led from UC Davis ARE seeks to spark inclusive agricultural transformation among small-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with a $5 million five-year grant …

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ARE Ph.D. Candidate Joakim Weill and ARE Ph.D. Alumnus Matthieu Stigler Contribute to NBER Working Paper "Exposures and Behavioral Responses to Wildfire Smoke"

Nov. 4, 2021

The newly published research focuses on understanding responses to wildfire smoke, a rapidly growing environmental stressor throughout much of the US and internationally. Annual area burned by wildfires in the …

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ARE Distinguished Professor Daniel A. Sumner and ARE Ph.D. Alumna Qianyao Pan Co-authors of New Research Examining “How Compensation Incentives and Heat Exposure Affect Farm Worker Effort.”

Nov. 2, 2021

Farm workers are exposed to high risk of heat-related illness, especially when their jobs require working outside at a fast pace during hot days. Climate change has increased the number …

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ARE Ph.D. Alumnus Matthew MacLachlan and Associate Professor Michael Springborn co-authors of New Science Advances Article “Hidden Patterns of Insect Establishment Risk Revealed From Two Centuries of Alien Species Discoveries.”

Nov. 2, 2021

Over the past two centuries, thousands of non-native insects have hitchhiked to the United States in packing material, on live plants, and in passenger baggage. Scientists with two U.S. Department …

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Annual ARE Faculty-Grad Student Softball Game Held at Community Park

Oct. 25, 2021

The 12th annual Faculty versus Grads softball game was held on Friday, October 8th. The game, which is followed by a barbecue, brings together students, faculty and staff together after …

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