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Farmers Are Embracing Sustainability – You Just Aren’t Hearing About It (From The Huffington Post)

“Things are changing. It’s just how do you get them to change fast enough?” By Joseph Erbentraut Senior What’s Working Editor, The Huffington Post When farmers make the news in relation to climate issues like droughts, floods or extreme heat, … Continue reading

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From USDA: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces $150 Million, New Partnership to Support Water Quality and Quantity in Drought-Stricken California

Resilient Lands and Waters partnership will focus public and private resources towards conserving and restoring the Sierra-Cascade California Headwaters Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today joined Interior Deputy Secretary Mike Connor and California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird to announce … Continue reading

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Modesto Bee editorial: Pope, farmers have more in common than they know

From the Modesto Bee editorial board: Two stories caught our interest this week that centered on folks who might not seem to have much in common – Pope Francis and some Central Valley farmers. The first story was a look … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Register now for the first California Adaptation Forum

The consensus is overwhelming: our climate is changing. According to NASA’s Global Climate Change website, “97% of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific … Continue reading

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Climate change is another reason to protect farmland – From the Sacramento Bee’s “Viewpoints” section

One of the co-authors of this story, Richard Rominger, is a former CDFA director (now secretary) and USDA deputy secretary. The other co-author, Renata Brillinger, is executive director of the Climate and Agriculture Network.   http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/02/4684014/climate-change-is-another-reason.html By Rich Rominger and Renata Brillinger … Continue reading

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News Release – CDFA to establish climate change consortium to help specialty crop growers plan for future impacts

California’s specialty crops account for more than half of the nation’s fruits, vegetables, and nuts as well as nearly $7 billion dollars of exports worldwide. California’s production of diverse specialty crops is threatened by potential climate-related phenomena, including reduced water … Continue reading

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Extreme Climate Risks: Video from the Governor’s Conference

As many of you may have seen in the news, the Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future, held on December 15 at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, brought together leaders on environmental issues, … Continue reading

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State Board and CDFA host Forum on Extreme Climate Risks to California Agriculture on November 16 in Sacramento

A Complementary Event of “The Governor’s Conference on Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future” Over the last couple of years extreme weather events have impacted global food supplies – from droughts in Australia and Russia, floods along the Mississippi River, … Continue reading

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