Monthly Archives: February 2013

Video – San Diego Architect Envisions Vertical Farm

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From the Porterville Recorder – Beekeepers Looking for a Few Million Workers

http://www.recorderonline.com/news/few-56117-workers-one.html As farmers up and down the Valley brace for the most important time of the year, there is a severe shortage of one of nature’s hardest workers — bees. “There’s a critical shortage of bees this year,” said longtime … Continue reading

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From the San Jose Mercury News – Ag License Plates Almost Ready

http://www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_22664366?source=rss Iowa is known for its corn. Wisconsin for cheese. Texas, cattle. But California is the nation’s leading farm state, something city dwellers don’t always remember when they think about where their food comes from. Now, a new reminder is … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – Exotic Greens

The latest segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Exotic Greens,” a story about Asian produce farmers in the Central Valley.

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2013 Leopold Conservation Award – Seeking Nominations

Sand County Foundation, in partnership with California Farm Bureau Foundation and Sustainable Conservation, is seeking nominations for the 2013 California Leopold Conservation Award. This award recognizes private landowners’ commitment to environmental stewardship and land management. The award, named after world-renowned … Continue reading

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“So God Made a Farmer” ad raised $1 million for FFA in less than a week

http://deltafarmpress.com/ram-super-bowl-ad-raised-1-million-ffa-less-week The Ram Truck brand pledged to make a donation to the National FFA Organization for every view of its two-minute “Farmer” Super Bowl video on the brand’s website, with the intent of generating $1 million. It took less than … Continue reading

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Strawberry Commission, Cal Poly team up for partnership for sustainable future

  Yesterday (February 19) at the State Capitol, CDFA secretary Karen Ross joined the California Strawberry Commission and other agricultural organizations, representatives of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, and members of the state legislature for the signing of an agreement to create the Strawberry Sustainability … Continue reading

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Growing California video series – “Third Generation Farmer”

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Third Generation Farmer,” a story about a Pajaro Valley berry grower.

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Growing California video series – “Chef’s Guide”

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “Chef’s Guide,” a story about a farmer helping to educate local chefs.

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Growing California video series – “First Line of Defense”

The next segment in the Growing California video series, a partnership with California Grown, is “First Line of Defense,” a story about California’s Border Protection Stations.

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