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last modified: January 21, 2002
The following is a list of publications by Don Villarejo. Don is the sole author, unless indicated otherwise. All documents are freely distributed for non-commercial purposes. This web page will be updated regularly, providing either Executive Summaries or Full Texts of papers not otherwise readily available. Also, papers now in preparation will be added. Please check back occasionally to learn what new information has been added.

Publications, by topic:

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Farm Worker Needs in California, Report prepared for California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., San Francisco, CA, August 14, 1992, 47 pp.; Revised November 12, 1992, 67 pp.
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Diamond Walnut Growers, Inc., and the California Walnut Industry, Report prepared for Cannery Workers Union, Local 601, Stockton, CA, May 5, 1992. (F)
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San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Agriculture, Report prepared for Migrant Farm Worker Program, California Rural Legal Assistance, Fresno, CA, October 5, 1988, 14 pp. (A)
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Land Ownership in the Grasslands Study Area, Final Report submitted to the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior, September 30, 1987, 15 pp. (R)
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Economic Conditions in the Farming and Food Processing Industries, West San Joaquin Valley, Judith Redmond and Don Villarejo, Final Report submitted to the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior, July 1987, 13 pp. (F)
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Some Factors Influencing Future Agricultural Water Demand in California's Central Valley, Don Villarejo, with the assistance of Stephanie Mandel, Final Report submitted to the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Interior, May 30, 1986, 44 pp. (R)
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Agricultural Land Ownership and Operations in the 49,000 Acre Drainage Study Area of the Westlands Water District, Report 060-A, Assembly Office of Research, California State Assembly, Sacramento, CA, February 1985, 37 pp. OUT OF PRINT. COPIES IN UCB, UCD, UCI, UCLA, UCR, UCSB, UCSC, UCSD, CSL, HASTINGS LIBRARIES. LINK TO MELVYL. CALL NUMBER: DOC-CA L532 .A37 (UCD GOV'T PUBS)
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"Agriculture and Community," Invited Paper, Symposium to Honor Prof. Walter Goldschmidt's "As You Sow," California Studies Conference, West Sacramento, California, February 8, 1991. From the collection "A Little Piece of Land: Writings on Agriculture and the Common Good in California," William L. Preston and Trudy Wischemann, Eds. Manuscript. For additional information about this manuscript, please contact Trudy Wischemann, 796 Homasell, Lindsay, CA 93247.
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California's Agricultural Dilemma: Higher Production and Lower Wages, by Don Villarejo and David Runsten, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, December 1993. Link to Executive Summary
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"California's Agricultural Employers: Twenty-five Years Later," Invited paper, Symposium to Observe 25th Anniversary of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, October 4, 2000. Link to Full Text

Farm Restructuring and Employment in California Agriculture, Working Paper #1, Working Group on Farm Labor and Rural Poverty, California Institute for Rural Studies, February 1989. Link to Executive Summary
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Getting Bigger: Large Scale Farming in California, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, 1980, 104pp.
Full text can be found in the UC library system call number: HD1471.U5 V54 1980
Chap 1 Introduction

Labelling Dole: Some Thoughts on Dole Food Company's Expansion in World Agriculture, Invited Paper, Workshop on the Global Fresh Fruit and Vegetable System, December 6-9, 1991, University of California, Santa Cruz.

On Shaky Ground: Farm Operator Turnover in California Agriculture, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, November 1996. Link to Executive Summary
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The Tomato Industry in California and Baja California, by David Runsten, Roberta Cook, Anna Garcia and Don Villarejo, U.S. Commission on Agricultural Workers, Case Studies and Research Reports, Appendix I, February 1993.
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Ventura County Agriculture, Paper commissioned by Migrant Farm Worker Program, May 11, 1990, California Rural Legal Assistance, Fresno, California.

California Rural Communities
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The Firebaugh Community Case Study: Preliminary Findings, Invited paper, Conference on the Changing Face of Rural California, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, and The Urban Institute, Parlier, CA, September 10-12, 1998. Link to Full Text

"Rural Poverty: Can the Central Valley Qualify?" Invited Article, July 15, 1989, Legal Services Section News, The State Bar of California, San Francisco, California.

"Rural-Urban Divisions: Are They Real?" Invited Article, November 15, 1989, Earth Matters, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, Des Moines, Iowa.

Congressional and Legislative Testimony, Expert Witness Testimony
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"Agriculture's Underground Economy," Submitted to the Committee on Revenue and Taxation, California State Assembly, December 8, 1993, 14 pp. (H)
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"Impact of Expanded Almond Plantings in California," Submitted in evidence to support lawsuit brought by Natural Resources Defense Council against the U.S. Department of Interior re failure to enforce acreage limitation under Federal Reclamation law, 1989, 3 pp. (R)
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Food Processing Industry
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Kick the Can: Production and Employment in the West Coast Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industries, Don Villarejo, Shermain Hardesty and David Runsten, U.S. Department of Labor, June 30, 1998.

Hired Farm Labor - Employment and Characteristics
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Access to Health Care for California's Hired Farm Workers: A Baseline Report, Don Villarejo, David Lighthall, Daniel Williams III, Ann Souter, Richard Mines, Bonnie Bade, Steve Samuals, and Stephen A. McCurdy, Research Findings: A Working Paper Provided from the Author's Pages, California Program on Access to Care, California Policy Research Center, University of California, Invited paper presented to the Binational Forum on Migrant Health: Tenemos Historia…Hacemos Futuro, October 19, 2001, 45 pp plus 15 Figures. Link to Full Text

Farm Labor Contractors in California, California Agricultural Studies, No. 92-2, Labor Market Information Division, Employment Development Department, State of California, Sacramento, CA, July 1992.
Full text can be found in the UC library system(Melvyl) call number: HD1527.C2 F37 1992
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Finding Invisible Farm Workers: The Parlier Survey, Jennifer Sherman, Don Villarejo, Anna Garcia, Steven McCurdy, Ketty Mobed, David Runsten, Kathy Saiki, Steven Samuels and Mark Schenker, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, March 1997. Link to Executive Summary
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"Health Care Among California's Hired Farmworkers," Invited Paper, published in Expansion of Health Care to the Working Poor, CPRC Report, California Program on Access to Care, California Policy Research Center, University of California, pp. 51-76, 1999. Link to Policy Brief

Hired Farm Worker Health Needs Assessment, Invited paper, Symposium on the National Agricultural Worker Survey, "NAWS at 10," Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis, October 7, 2000. Link to Full Text

Hired Farm Workers and their Role in Community Food Systems, Invited Paper, Conference on Community Food Systems: Sustaining Farms and People in the Expanding Economy, University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Program, Davis, CA, October 2-3, 1996, Published as Proceedings, 1997.

Labor's Dwindling Harvest: The Impact of Mechanization on California Fruit and Vegetable Workers, Paul Barnett, Katherine Bertolucci, Don Villarejo, Regan Weaver and Cindy McNally, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, 1978, 233 pp. Executive Summary A copy of this report can be found at the UC Davis Ag Economics Library under the category "Mechanization of Agriculture."

"Living at the Edge: Mexican Origin Farm Worker in Rural California," Invited paper, Urban Institute and University of California Conference on Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural California, El Centro, California, January 16, 2001. Link to Full Text

Privatizing the Costs of the California Farm Labor Force, Invited paper presented to the Conference on the Changing Face of Rural California, The Urban Institute and Department of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis, June 12-14, 1995.

Reporte Breve. Resumiendo los principales resultados de un estudio nuevo y significante, Un Resmiendo del reporte Sufrimientos Silenciosos: Un Reporte sobre la Salud de los Trabajadores Agricolas de California, Don Villarejo, David Lighthall, Daniel Williams III, Ann Souter, Richard Mines, Bonnie Bade, Steve Samuels, and Stephen A. McCurdy, California Institute for Rural Studies & The California Endowment, Noviembre 2000, 2 pp. Link to Full Text

Research Brief. Summarizing the Key Findings of an Important New Study, A Summary of the Report Suffering in Silence: A Report on the Health of California's Agricultural Workers, Don Villarejo, David Lighthall, Daniel Williams III, Ann Souter, Richard Mines, Bonnie Bade, Steve Samuels, and Stephen A. McCurdy, California Institute for Rural Studies & The California Endowment, November 2000, 4 pp.

Suffering in Silence: A Report on the Health of California's Agricultural Workers, Don Villarejo et al, California Institute for Rural Studies & The California Endowment, November 2000. Executive Summary
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Sufrimientos Silenciosos: Un Reporte sobre la Salud de los Trabajadores Agricolas de California, Don Villarejo, David Lighthall, Daniel Williams III, Ann Souter, Richard Mines, Bonnie Bade, Steve Samuels, and Stephen A. McCurdy, California Institute for Rural Studies & The California Endowment, Noviembre 2000, 37 pp. Executive Summary
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The Bounty of Food: The Poverty of Health, The California Endowment CEO Task Force on Agricultural Worker Health, 2001. Hon. Esteban E. Torres, Chair; Vibiana Andrade, Juan Arambula, Douglas Blaylock, Diana Bonta, Henry Cisneros, Irma Cota, Ralph de Leon, Don Dressler, George Flores, Dean Florez, David Hayes-Bautista, Jane Henderson, Ilene Jacobs, Marta Lopez, Dona Mast, Adolfo Mata, Deborah V. Ortiz, Sarah Reyes, Marcia Sablan, Helen Thomson, Arnoldo Torres, Don Villarejo, Members. Link to Full Text

The Health of Children Hired to Work on U.S. Farms, Final Performance Report of the California Institute for Rural Studies to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control, under Grant No. RO1/CCR914371-01, Childhood Agricultural Safety and Health Research Program, February 2000.

Immigration Policy
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"Forward," Forum for Transnational Employment, California Institute for Rural Studies, April 2001.
Executive Summary
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The Impact of Immigration Reform on Farm Workers, Don Villarejo; article in Immigration Reform and U.S. Agriculture, Phil Martin, editor, University of California, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, April 1995.

Methods for Researchers
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New Method for Surveying Farm Worker Populations, Don Villarejo and David Runsten, Poster Presentation, The First National Conference for NIOSH-Sponsored Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education and Prevention, February 1994.

Research for Action: A Guidebook to Public Records Investigation, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis CA, 1980, 112pp. Executive Summary
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Pesticide Policy
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A Critique of the Report "Economic Impact of Methyl Bromide Cancellation", Charles V. Moore and Don Villarejo, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, January 1996. Link to Purchase Information

A Review of Economic Models Used to Assess the Impact of Canceling Pesticide Registrations, Charles V. Moore and Don Villarejo, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, December 1995. Link to Executive Summary
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Economics and Pesticide Regulation, Charles V. Moore and Don Villarejo, Comment in Choices, p. 44, Fourth Quarter 1997.
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How Effective are Voluntary Agricultural Pesticide Use Reduction Programs: A Study of Pesticide Use in California Almond and Walnut Production, Don Villarejo and Charles V. Moore, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, October 1998. Link to Executive Summary
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Information and Pest Management: A Study of the Impact of Information Availability and Pesticide Use in California Almond and Walnut Production, Charles V. Moore and Don Villarejo, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, October 1998. Link to Executive Summary
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The Parathion Ban: A Modern Parable of the Blind Man and Elephant - A Response, Charles V. Moore and Don Villarejo, article in Choices, Second Quarter 1997.
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Pesticide Cancellation and Kentucky Windage, Charles V. Moore and Don Villarejo, Article in Choices, Third Quarter 1996.
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Reclamation Policy
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Congressional Testimony, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Resources, April 15, 1998. Link to Full Text

How Much is Enough? Federal Water Subsidies and Agriculture in California's Central Valley, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis CA, 1986, 115pp.

Impact of Reduced Water Supplies on Central Valley Agriculture, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, California, February 1995. Link to Executive Summary
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Missed Opportunities, Squandered Resource: Why Prosperity Brought by Water Doesn't Trickle Down in California's Central Valley, Don Villarejo and Judith Redmond, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis CA, 1988, 78 pp. Link to Executive Summary
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New Lands for Agriculture: The California State Water Project, Don Villarejo with the assistance of Jude Crisfield and Phyllis White, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, 1981, 16pp. Link to Purchase Information

93640 at Risk: Farmers, Workers and Townspeople in an Era of Water Uncertainty, California Institute for Rural Studies, Davis, CA, March 1996. Link to Executive Summary
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Workplace Health and Safety
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Can Safety and Health on Farms be Improved Through Strengthening Ethical Behaviors as Derived from Agri-Cultures?, Don Villarejo, Keynote Address, National Institute for Farm Safety, Inc., Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, June 23-27, 1996, Published as Proceedings, 1997.

Farm Labor Contractors and Safety in the Fields, Platform Presentation, The Second National Conference for NIOSH-Sponsored Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education and Prevention, Fort Collins, CO, March 1995, Published as Proceedings by the High Plains Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Colorado State University, 1997.

Health Issues for Farm Employees in the United States, Invited paper presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Agricultural Occupational Health, Saskatoon, Canada, May 11, 1992, Published as Proceedings, 1995.

New Directions in the Surveillance of Hired Farm Worker Health and Occupational Safety, A Report of the Work Group Convened by NIOSH, May 5, 1995, to Identify Priorities for Hired Farm Worker Occupational Health Surveillance and Research. Valerie Wilk & Rose Holden, Co-Chairs; Susan Bauer, Susan Brock, Edward Hendrikson, Matthew Keifer, Gina Lombardi, Paul Monahan, Michael O'Malley, Salvador Sandoval, Emma Torres, Don Villarejo, Members. Link to Abstract Only

Occupational Injury Rates Among Hired Farm Workers, Proceedings of National Conference on Agricultural Health and Safety, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia, July 1997, Journal of Agricultural Health & Safety, Special Issue (1), 39-46, 1998. Full Text

"Occupational Safety and Health of U.S. Hired Farm Workers," Don Villarejo and Sherry Baron, in Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews, Special Populations, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 613-635, July-September 1999.

Social and Economic Concerns, Invited Paper, June 6-7, 1990, Conference on Health Concerns of Living and Working in Agricultural California, School of Public Health & Cooperative Extension Service, University of California, Davis.

Safety Law Enforcement in California Agriculture, Don Villarejo, Paper Presented to Third NIOSH Agricultural Health and Safety Conference, Ames, Iowa, March 24-26, 1996, Published as Proceedings by the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, 1997.

Work-Place Health and Safety Violations in Agriculture, Stephen A. McCurdy, Don Villarejo and Maria Stoecklin, California Policy Seminar, 1999. Exec Summary
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