Economics of the Drought for California Food and Agriculture

TitleEconomics of the Drought for California Food and Agriculture
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSumner, D., Hanak E., Mount JF., Medellín-Azuara J., MacEwan D., Lund J. R., & Howitt R.
Series TitleAgricultural and Resources Economics Update
Date Published07/2015
InstitutionGiannini Foundation, University of California
Report NumberV.18 no. 5
Keywordsagriculture, drought, food prices, irrigation
AbstractThe extreme drought that has gripped California over the past several years is causing onerous adjustments in the natural and human environments. Agriculture, which uses much of the state’s water, is at the center of many of these arduous responses. The 2015 impacts of the continuing drought are still underway, but in this special ARE Update issue, 7 water experts from different fields project responses and consequences within agriculture and more broadly.