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Monthly Archives: April 2018

China’s retaliatory tariffs could have a negative impact on California’s farmers and ranchers

In response to the federal government’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, China has ordered retaliatory tariffs on about $2 billion worth of U.S. food and agricultural exports, which could have a significant negative impact on California’s … Continue reading

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Late winter storms fall short of “March Miracle” in Sierra – from the Sacramento Bee

By Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler  March’s powerful storms may have saved California from having one of the worst wet seasons on record, but the state’s Sierra snowpack still remains well below average. April 1 is considered the official end … Continue reading

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Is global public will enough to end hunger? From Agri-Pulse

By Ertharin Cousin Global public will alone will not end hunger. Increased donor support—while necessary to address immediate emergency food needs—will not create the food system improvements required for ending global hunger. Yes, even in 2016—after several years of decline—the … Continue reading

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