Economic Consequences of Mandated Grading and Food Safety Assurance: Ex Ante Analysis of the Federal Marketing Order

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Gray, Richard; Sumner, Daniel A.; Alston, Julian M.; Brunke, Henrich; Acquaye, Albert K. A.;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: pistachios | marketing orders | food safety | industry simulation models | perennial crop models | policy evaluation | food scares

The U.S. pistachio industry, located almost exclusively in California, has grown substantially over the past thirty years and now occupies an important and growing share of the world market. In recent years, a group of growers led an initiative to establish a federal ma... View more
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