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#ThomasFire: New Insights, Information, Resources

Editor’s Note: Like thousands of other residents of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, my family fled as the Thomas Fire roared over the hill toward our home. We were so very fortunate, but many of …

From the fire zone, a farmer’s perspective

Editor’s Note: I’m a resident of Ventura who evacuated earlier this week as a result of the #ThomasFire. I have been able to return to an intact home, unlike dozens of my …

Friday Wrap: 8/28/15

Good morning! The UC Food Observer wraps up some of the week’s top stories in a tasty read as you end your work week. On the menu, in no particular …

Daily Wrap: Wednesday 8/26/15

Good morning! The UC Food Observer chooses some important stories for you to read each work day. On today’s packed menu, in no particular order:   Water: the big picture. …

The Gleaners: A Conversation with Food Forward

“Everyone eats and everyone should eat with dignity. Food Forward helps that happen…We ALL have something to share – money, time, clothing, etc. – at Food Forward our currency is …

Grist profile: Willie Nelson

Singer Willie Nelson turned the 1980s farm crisis into a national conversation. In 1985, he launched Farm Aid. What was intended as a one-time concert has turned into a high-impact …

Mormon Church farms feed LDS hungry

The Church of Latter-Day Saints quietly operates more than fifty farms ranging in size from 100 to more than 10,000 acres across the western U.S. The network of farms, dating …