Grant-Funded Report June 16, 2021.
This study is the second phase in a series of studies developed in collaboration with experts to understand the regulatory environment faced by farmers in the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) of California. In 2018 the first phase, “A Framework for Assessing the Economic Impacts of Agricultural Equipment Emission Reduction Strategies on the Agricultural Economy in the San Joaquin Valley”, was completed (McCullough et al., 2018). A major component of that project was a series of 22 case studies that focused on assessing the total cost of regulatory requirements for farms in 2012 compared to their individual costs of production. These case studies ranged across seven representative crops, three farm sizes, and various locations within the SJV. The first study also developed a suite of economic models designed to enhance California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) existing economic analysis capability. Findings of the case study analysis portion of the first project provided a snapshot of the regulatory environment in 2012.
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