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Low-Income Shoppers Now Get Discount At California Farmer Markets

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Good News

It’s about thyme. When California governor Jerry Brown signed a $167 billion state budget on June 27, it included $5 million for the California Nutr...

How The Water Crisis Is Hurting Family Farmers In California

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.24.2016 | Impact

The global water crisis has hit home in California -- and is hurting small farmers. California’s Central Valley produces more than half of America...

California Farmer Water Cutbacks Blocked By Judge

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that California regulators violated some farmers' rights by telling them to stop diverting from river...

A Big Culprit In California's Drought Starts With 'A' -- And It's Not Almonds

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green

California's water-intensive almond industry has faced mounting criticism during the drought, especially after Gov. Jerry Brown announced that the sta...

Striking Photos Show Struggle Of Farmers In California Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green

Recent years have been trying for California as it weathers its worst drought in 1,200 years. Perhaps the hardest hit have been the state’s farmers ...

Hunter Stuart

Dunkin' Donuts Is Fueling Our Almond Milk Obsession At Just The Wrong Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

Is our obsession with almond milk sucking California dry? Dunkin' Donuts announced last week that it will start offering almond milk at most of ...

What We Can Learn From the California Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you've heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven't...

Progress, But Not Yet Perfection: A Californian's Perspective on the New Farm Bill

Michael R. Dimock | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home
Michael R. Dimock

If you add in the cuts to programs that serve what the Farm Bill calls socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers (Native Americans, farmers of color and women), the dearth of compassion is even more pronounced.

California's Very Big Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The problem with California is that it's just so beautiful. And sunny. All the time. Of course, that's why it's known as "sunny California." Apparentl...

Farm Bill Could Overturn States' Progress In Humane Agriculture

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states’ rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to fin...

'These Conditions Are Straining Us'

| Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch in collaboration with KQED. By Mark Schapiro Ten miles outside of Modesto, in the farming ...

King Of The Farmer's Markets!

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin The number of farmers markets in California grew 25.7 percent last year, ma...

Welcome To Produce Paradise

| Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Patricia Leigh Brown Every Saturday morning, Auscencio Perez can be found beneath the sh...

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Pits The EPA Against Farmers

wsj.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley - farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the ...