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News Wrap: Global Focus on Food and Agriculture

While many of us are focused on our national politics, it’s a big world out there. And food, agriculture and people drive it. Today’s wrap includes globally focused food and agricultural …

Building Worker Power to Transform Agriculture

About the California Institute for Rural Studies: The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) has been working for forty years to increase social justice in rural California for all residents. Their belief? That it …

Food and Ag News You May Have Missed

Pour yourself a cup of something warm. Settle into a comfortable chair, and enjoy some of these recent food and farming stories you may have missed: A Salute to Irish …

A Salute to Irish Food and Agriculture

Recently I’ve focused on learning more about Ireland’s food system and agricultural sector, in preparation for a trip there this summer. St. Patrick’s Day seems a fitting time to share some …

Farm Labor, Braceros and Trump

As California farmers plan crops for this year, there are serious questions about whether there will be enough workers to plant and harvest them. President Trump’s immigration plan is having …

Trump, Food Safety and So Cal Food Culture

Food Safety. Foodborne illnesses in the U.S. sicken and hospitalize millions each year. They also kill. The economic losses are also staggering. Bill Marler – food safety guru, attorney and activist – …

Women’s History Month: From Farmerettes to Soil Sisters

March is Women’s History Month. There is a great deal to celebrate about women’s history…including women’s work on the land. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing interesting stories featuring women in agriculture, so …

Urban Ag, Farm to School and Healthy Students

Young urban farmers, farm-to-school programs and healthy students are just some of the uplifting stories you may have missed lately. Supporting Urban Ag in California It’s no secret that urban …