California has led the nation in farm sales since 1948, when Los Angeles county had more farm sales than any other US county. The major reason that California’s farm sales of $47 billion in 2015 were $20 billion higher than farm sales of number two Iowa at $27 billion is the dominance of high-value fruit, nut, and vegetable crops; two-thirds of the state’s farm sales are fruits and nuts, vegetables and melons, and horticultural specialties such as floriculture, nurseries, and mushrooms, so-called FVH crops. The research assistant work will help Sofia Villas-Boas gather the most relevant information on CA ag products demand and supply chain distribution over the last ten years.
this is for a chapter I am writing for a CA series. Each chapter is coordinated by leading agricultural economists to provide an introduction to California agriculture. Each chapter includes basic data, trends over time, and current issues. The purpose of my chapter is to provide a fact-and data-based primer for students, journalists and others on the major dimensions of and issues facing California agriculture; I will include figures and tables and links to data sources and other publications.
we will focus on these Major commodities:
Fruits and Nuts
The deadline for the chapter is January 2018. Students will receive RA credit and be thanked on the output chapter when done.
Just eager to help read the main studies related to demand for agricultural products produced in California and retail and distribution trends over time. The research assistant work will help Sofia Villas-Boas gather the most relevant information on CA ag products demand and supply chain distribution over the last ten years.