Agriculture

Public Input Requested on the Young-Armos Farm Incubator Project

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District and the University of California Cooperative Extension are pleased to host two public meetings to discuss the Young-Armos Incubator Farm Concept:   Neighbor Input Session Intended for adjacent landowners, homeowners, and local residents to provide input on the project concept, including potential site improvements and farm…

Lipstick on a Pig – Corporate AgroChem Guides Industrial Ag’s Next Makeover

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has collaborated with the Food52 cooking website to craft a series of videos about what it’s like to farm and practice animal husbandry in the U.S. According to Food52, the purpose of the series was simply “to talk with farmers and ranchers across the country about what goes into…

Seven reasons why the World Bank’s plan for agriculture will not help small farmers

A recent critique of the World Bank’s recent plan for agriculture in the near term, co-authored by Caiti Hachmeyer of Sebastopol’s Red H Farm. Seven reasons why the World Bank’s plan for agriculture will not help small farmers Food First | 11.20.2015 Download this Backgrounder By Eric Holt-Giménez, Justine Williams, Caitlin Hachmyer After ignoring small…

Petaluma Bounty Community Farm’s Search for a New Farm Manager Continues

RR had the opportunity to speak with Petaluma Bounty’s Programs Director, Suzi Grady, recently about the search for a Farm Manager for the Petaluma Bounty Community Farm. Suzi said the applications have been flowing in pretty regular and they’re busily interviewing candidates. They have not hired anyone yet, however, so if you’ve just heard about…

Public Input Requested on the Young-Armos Farm Incubator Project

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District and the University of California Cooperative Extension are pleased to host two public meetings to discuss the Young-Armos Incubator Farm Concept: Neighbor Input Session Intended for adjacent landowners, homeowners, and local residents to provide input on the project concept, including potential site improvements and farm education…

Help Ban GMO Crop Cultivation in Sonoma County – Signature Gatherers Needed

A message from Organic Consumers Association: Sonoma County Needs Your Help to Pass a Ban on GMO Crops! Citizens for Healthy Farms and Families in Sonoma County is working on a citizens’ ballot initiative to ban GMO crops throughout the county. The group has only six more weeks to gather 20,000 signatures if they want…

Grange Farm School 14 Week Residential Program – Apply Now

The Grange Farm School is among the most exciting projects of the California State Grange to emerge over past decade. Given the populist, radical history of the Grange, its growing membership of innovative farmers, ranchers, advocates and activists, it comes as no surprise that educating the next generation of farmers became a priority for the…

Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions – LPAA Press Release

Press release from the Lima-Paris Action Agenda at COP21 highlights multiple programs supporting soil health & climate change mitigation by growing soil carbon stocks; supporting small farm stakeholders, transitioning to agroecological ag systems, and reducing food waste. – RR Global Agricultural Transition Under Way to Boost Resilience to Climate Change and Reduce Emissions PRESS RELEASE…

Monsanto Tribunal To Be Held October 2016 – Press Release

Press release from the Organic Consumers Association: Global Food, Farming and Environmental Justice Groups Send Monsanto to a Tribunal for Crimes Against Human Health and the Environment in International People’s Court in The Hague PARIS, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto,…