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Workshop on Identifying Economic and Policy Frontiers at the Intersection of Resource, Regional and Rural Economics
The Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy at OSU sponsored a Workshop on Identifying Economic and Policy Frontiers at the Intersection of Resource, Regional and Rural Economics, Portland, Oregon, October 14, 2015, in collaboration with the OSU Rural Studies Program. This workshop was intended as a start toward a national initiative to build capacity to address issues that lie at the intersection of resource, regional, rural economics, and to stimulate a dialog among research and policy communities to identify research needs and work plans for collaboration over the next several years.

What are the Major Climate Risks for Agriculture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest?
There are many types of risk for agriculture, including risks of droughts, floods, and declining commodity prices. This issues brief explores climate risks for agriculture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW) and different approaches for representing them.

Irigation Decisions for Major West Coast Crops: Water Scarcity and Climatic Determinants
This article uses the 2007 Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey database developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assess the impact of water scarcity and climate on irrigation decisions for producers of specialty crops, wheat, and forage crops.

The 2014 Farm Bill: What are the Major Reforms and How do they Affect Western Agriculture?
This brief gives the latest information on the recently passed, nearly $1 Trillion Farm Bill.

Award Winning Article
John Antle, OreCal Principal Investigator and Oregon State University Professor, and Laurie Houston, Oregon State University Faculty Research Associate, have been selected for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s prestigious Outstanding Choices Article Award for “A Regional Look at the Distribution of Farm Program Payments and How It May Change with a New Farm Bill”.