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If Farm Dogs Ran the World

If farm dogs ran the world, we would never have needed to discover coffee. With an adult life spent largely in agriculture and the military, I am no stranger to …

California Food News

From re-introducing ancient crops to understanding the ecological benefits of working landscapes in California, these recent food and agriculture stories should not be missed. Ranching Cattle in California It may …

Guest Blog: 5th generation farmer Chris Sayer

Planting cover crop in an orchard isn’t exciting work. Fill the seeder and drive. Refill the seeder and drive more. Sometimes a stick might jam in the seeder’s mechanism and …

Wormfarm Institute Unites Farmers, Artists, Public

“Rural America is undergoing a period of dramatic cultural and demographic change. Such developments call for our attention and creative action. For thousands of years, farmers in cultures around the …

A Spotlight on Sorghum

Sorghum might just be one of the most interesting foods you aren’t yet eating. This ancient cereal crop is the fifth most important cereal crop in the world, according to …

Daily Wrap: 7/29/15

The UC Food Observer chooses some important stories for you to read each work day. On today’s menu:   1. “The Mysterious Charms of Helen’s Kitchen.” William Browning writes about …