California could make food more affordable and help farmers; here’s how

In the coming days, our Legislature has the opportunity to pass a budget that would reduce hunger, improve health and support California agriculture. Assembly member Phil Ting and state Sen. Scott Wiener, both Democrats from San Francisco, each have put forward budget proposals that would dedicate state funds — in a year in which we … Continue reading California could make food more affordable and help farmers; here’s how

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A California Farm Bill for Our Future

Assemblymember Anna Caballero (Salinas), Chairs of the Assembly Ag Committee, has introduced AB 2166, entitled the California Farm Bill. A stunning bill, it marks the first introduction of an omnibus bill (one that contains multiple provisions) for agriculture. It promotes agricultural technology to meet 21st century challenges related to labor shortages, workforce development, global warming … Continue reading A California Farm Bill for Our Future

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Interview with Michael R. Dimock by Capital Public Radio

Farmers Can Put Themselves On The Map If They Complete The U.S. Agriculture Census By February 5 The USDA Census of Agriculture is a giant data-gathering effort that happens once every five years. It collects information about who’s growing what, how much and where. The census also tracks the age and gender of farmers, and whether they are veterans. (Farmers, … Continue reading Interview with Michael R. Dimock by Capital Public Radio

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Farm to Table Talk Interview with Michael R. Dimock

Farm to Table Talk interview with @MichaelRDimock  related to the food movement (by Rodger Wasson).  What is it? How did it begin and grow? Where is it today? Michael puts the focus on the need for more effective policy work by connecting grass roots communities to policy organizations working the halls of capitol buildings across … Continue reading Farm to Table Talk Interview with Michael R. Dimock

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The Presidential Candidates Still Aren’t Talking About Our Food Supply

The food we eat matters for our economy, our health and our environment. Do Clinton or Trump agree? If the two major party candidates for president care about our nation’s food supply, they certainly aren’t doing much to indicate that. About six months ago, The Huffington Post sent a list of eight questions concerning food … Continue reading The Presidential Candidates Still Aren’t Talking About Our Food Supply

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Cities Hire Food Systems Experts To Address Obesity, Food Access

At least 22 cities, from Baltimore to Denver, have created leadership roles for change-makers focused on food. Standing at the front of a dimly-lit room inside the National Western Stock Show, a sprawling complex on the north end of Denver, Blake Angelo, the city’s food systems development manager, invited a roundtable audience to speak up … Continue reading Cities Hire Food Systems Experts To Address Obesity, Food Access

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Ten Questions with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change

Food Tank had the chance to speak with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change, who will be speaking at this year’s Farm Tank Summit in Sacramento. Food Tank (FT): What inspired you to get involved in food and agriculture?  Michael Dimock (MD): The realization in 1988 that the food system was the foundation of … Continue reading Ten Questions with Michael Dimock, President of Roots of Change

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