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Scientists Support #UCScienceChat

Across the nation, scientists – and those who support science – have taken to the streets (and to social media) to express their concerns about what some perceive to be …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Monday Wrap: Science censorship, local food and more

Food Politics in the Trump Administration  I love podcasts. Evan Kleiman’s Good Food (KCRW) is one of my favorites. In this episode, Kleiman interviews Politico Pro’s senior food and ag reporter, Helena Bottemiller Evich. …

Food and Ag Headlines

Donald Trump as “foodie in chief.” Food was central to the Obama White House. In fact, President Barack Obama was even interviewed in the White House kitchen in 2015 by NBC’s …

New Ag Sec, Food Policy and Good Reads

Some Breaking News Sonny Perdue is President-Elect Trump’s pick for ag secretary. The former Georgia governor has significant agricultural experience and is likely to be a popular pick with many …

Post-Election News

The voice of rural America roared in this election. Rural Americans have been talking, but we haven’t always heard…or listened. I suspect more will listen now. The urban-rural divide has …