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Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

These exceed comparable returns for production of annual crops (roughly $200–450/acre/year) and even more profitable orchard crops in many cases (up to a ...


Land Transitions and Dust in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Jaymin Kwon, Joy Collins

Jul 25, 2022 ... Dust from the landscape contains a mix of particle sizes: depending on soil and ... crop mix, and prevailing agricultural practices.

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Policy Brief: Drought and California’s Agriculture

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Ellen Hanak, John Abatzoglou

Apr 26, 2022 ... Farmers have steadily improved productivity, shifting to crops ... by rethinking the mix of perennial and annual crops—can help manage risk.


Groundwater and Urban Growth in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Henry McCann, David Mitchell ...

Larger utilities tend to utilize a mix of surface and groundwater, ... in a net decline in irrigated crop acreage, and not just a shift in its location.(18) ...


Improving California’s Water Market

By Andrew Ayres, Ellen Hanak, Brian Gray, Gokce Sencan ...

Although irrigation requirements vary somewhat by crop, irrigation method, ... for the San Joaquin Valley (both periods with a mix of wet and dry years).


California’s Future

By Ellen Hanak, Laura Hill, Hans Johnson, Caroline Danielson ...

This multi-topic publication highlights the state's most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, ...


California’s Political Geography 2020

By Eric McGhee

In fact, Trump's approval is mixed or negative in many places that voted for him in the 2016 election. If approval equates to votes, then he may struggle to ...