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Cover crops deliver bee forage

In a previous guest post for UC Food Observer, I quoted my FarmLab message to third graders: “Crops’ are what we grow for people, and ‘cover crops’ are what we …

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 …

Ventura County Farm Day 2016

With only about 2 to 3 percent of U.S. citizens in farming, it’s understandable that many people have a limited understanding of agriculture. That’s true even in places like California’s …

Local Foods and Urban-Rural Divide

The recent resurgence in local foods is a trend that we’ve been watching closely at UC Food Observer. Over the last year, we’ve spoken with farmers, food activists, journalists, professors …

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. …