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Happy Anniversary Smith-Lever Act

The day of May 8 marks an important anniversary for American agriculture and our nation’s communities: it’s the 103rd anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act. The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 created …

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a popular annual celebration of Mexican-American culture. It’s a day that honors a victorious battle fought during the French-Mexican War. But many people think of it …

Fair Food Advocate Has UC Roots

Sustainable agriculture is more than about cultivating crops. It is also about creating a healthy and just food system that is equitable, transparent, diverse and accessible. Oran Hesterman, founder of Fair …

Stand up for Science at #UCScienceChat

Potential cuts in critical investments in federal research threaten the ability of our nation’s educational institutions to provide a world-class education to our future workforce. These cuts also hinder the …

“Clean floors” give way to cover crops

Clean Floors When I was a kid, you could evaluate a lemon grower with a look at his orchard floor. A “clean floor” was a sure sign of good stewardship. …

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 …