Comparison of Production Costs and Resource Use for Organic and Conventional Production Systems
Presentation by AIC Associate Director Karen Klonsky for a webinar (3/1/2011) sponsored by NRCS.
- Presentation slides.
The Profitability of Organic Agriculture: Lessons from the Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems Project (SAFS)
Presentation by AIC Associate Director Karen Klonsky for a USDA Organic Farming Systems Research Conference (3/16/2011) in Washington DC.
Traceability, Product Recalls, Industry Reputation and
(December 2010, pdf ) Sebastien Pouliot and Daniel A. Sumner.
Traceability, Liability and Incentives for Food Safety and Quality
February 2008 (American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 90 Iss.1.:15-27) by Sébastien Pouliot and Daniel A. Sumner. Exogenous increases in food traceability create incentives for farms and marketing firms to supply safer food by increasing liability costs.
Pigs in California: The Issues
AIC Issues Brief #33, December 2007 (pdf, 270kb). Marcia Kreith. This Issues
Brief tells the story of the wild pig in California, its economic and environmental
impacts and evolving policy concerns. Regulated in California as a big game mammal,
the wild pig is a non-native species.
of Price Premiums for Multiple Product Attributes on Product
Quality: California Processing Tomatoes (Nov. 2006, pdf, 81 kb)
Corinne Alexander, Rachael E. Goodhue, Sandeep Mohapatra,
and Gordon C. Rausser examine how growers respond to price
incentives and how these incentives interact for two important
processing tomato quality attributes: limited use tomatoes
and material other than tomatoes.
Potential Impact of
Foot and Mouth Disease in California: The role and contribution
of animal health surveillance and monitoring services, 1999, (html)
Javier M. Ekboir investigates the economic consequences
for California's livestock industry of the sudden appearance
of foot-and-mouth disease.
Liability, and Incentives for Food Safety and Quality
Daniel A. Sumner and Sébastian Pouliot. This paper
provides information about suppliers that allows application
of liability for food safety or other product quality problems.
Revised July 2007.
and Returns to Policy-Created in a Portfolio Context: California
Dairy Quota (pdf)
Paper by Daniel A. Sumner and Norbert L. W. Wilson. March
Yield and Revenue Insurance for California Vegetables
Outline from the Presentation by Nicolai V. Kuminoff to
the Western Growers Association on July 26, 2000 (revised
from a project by Corinne Alexander and Nicolai V. Kuminoff).
United States Department
of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency
States Department of Agriculture, Farm Services Agency
AIC QUARTERLY ARTICLES
(You may have to browse the Quarterly to find the indicated
18 No.2, 2004 (pdf)
Tree crop conference draws crowd
Workshops focus on risk management for small and beginning farms
17, No. 1, 2003 (pdf)
Long-term scenarios for California agriculture explored
Volume 16, No 1, 2002 (pdf)
Survey assesses specialty crop risks
Volume 14, No. 2,
Extended Crop Insurance for California Horticultural Crops
Volume 12, No. 4, 1998 (html)
Seminar Covers the Gamut of Agricultural Risks