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California Ag News: Coffee, Nut Theft, Labor

Long weekends are for sipping coffee and catching up on reading. I’ve selected three #mustreads for you to begin your busy week. This wrap’s focus? The Golden State. Coffee production finds a …

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 …

Agritourism in California

Perhaps it’s a local farm stand or U-pick. Maybe it’s farm stays, farm tours, on-farm classes, festivals, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, barn dances or even guest weddings. However you define …

Local food sales surge to $11 billion a year

The sales of local food are booming in the U.S. Allison Aubrey (@AubreyNPRFood) has written an important piece about this trend for NPR’s The Salt. The USDA estimates that sales …

Norway is building a “highway” for bees

Erin Blakemore (@heroinebook) is an author and historian. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including mental_floss, NPR’s This I Believe, The Onion, Popular Science, Modern Farmer and …

Fast food chains are demanding ethical products

Tove Danovich (@TKDanovich) is a free-lance writer. Her work has appeared in publications such as NPR Food, Civil Eats and Eater. Work by Danovich we’ve included in the UC Food …

Meet moringa, the world’s latest superfood

It seems that every day we learn about another ancient grain, or a new (to us) food that may hold the secrets to health, longevity and sustainability. In this piece …