The rain pelting the Central Valley has halted citrus harvest from Fresno to Bakersfield and in the foothills area of Placer County. The state's largest citrus industry group says it's not worried about an economic loss from the rain delay.
Julia Mitric Covering Food and Sustainability
Sacramento, Calif. – July 21, 2016: The former NPR producer has worked in the CapRadio newsroom on several projects and now takes over the Food and Sustainability beat.
Most recently, Mitric contributed to The View From Here documentary series as a freelance reporter. She examined food insecurity in the overlooked neighborhoods of Sacramento for the award-winning documentary Hidden Hunger. In 2016, Julia reported the long-form Out of The Shadows and Into Marriage, a story mapping the intersection of undocumented immigration and marriage equality.
“Julia fills one of our signature beats with experience beyond reporting. She’s proven herself as a long form storyteller in our documentary unit, The View From Here, and as a location producer with NPR in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It’s inspiring to have her as part of the news team,” says Linnea Edmeier, managing editor for news.
“Now, more than ever, Americans care about what they’re eating, how it's grown and whether it’s healthful for their families. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley is the ideal perch for a reporter covering the food and sustainability beat - with farms, ranches and dairies within a hundred-mile radius in nearly every direction. We’re fortunate to live in a region of such abundace, yet there are many people who don’t have a place at the table when it comes to good food. In my stories for Capital Public Radio, I’ll aim explore the implications of our modern food system from top to bottom and from feast to famine,” states Mitric.
Julia began collecting audio stories in 1999 when she started working for NPR in Washington, DC. There, she worked on the National Desk with a team of NPR reporters, producers and editors covering Congressional politics, education, immigration, homeland security and a broad mix of stories for All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She went on to become a staff field producer for NPR, based in DC but traveling to cover primaries leading up to the 2004 presidential election.