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Rookie Farmers Get A Boost From West Sacramento Farm Incubator

April 27, 2017 | Julia Mitric

New farmers looking to launch their own business face hurdles like access to land and markets. West Sacramento Urban Farms is helping rookie growers jump-start their own farms.

State Government

Bill Aims To Give Minority Farmers A Greater Say In Agriculture Policy

April 26, 2017

If it passes, the bill would require the California Department of Food and Agriculture to include farmers of color in all the steps of creating programs and policies.

Food and Sustainability

Asparagus Season Brings Choices For California Shoppers

April 21, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Asparagus is grown in the Delta, the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Coast. California grows over 70 percent of the asparagus consumed in the U.S. but the state's asparagus production has declined 15 to percent annually since 2000.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

How To Prepare For Native Plant Gardening In The Spring

April 17, 2017

Spring has sprung and now is the time to get started on converting your lawn if you are interested in native plant gardening. Dan Gluesenkamp of the California Native Plant Society has tips and information on what you need to do to prepare.

Drew Kelly / The Nature Conservancy

Environment

Migratory Bird Habitat Shrinking In California

April 4, 2017 | Amy Quinton

This is the time of year when tens of thousands of migrating shorebirds flock to the Sacramento Valley. But places for the birds to make their pit stop along the Pacific Flyway is shrinking.

Food and Sustainability

Bay Area Pilot Program Makes Produce Less Costly For Low-Income Families

April 4, 2017 | Julia Mitric

A new pilot program makes produce less costly for low-income families while helping California growers. The Bay Area program is the first in the state to offer CalFresh recipients matching funds when they buy California-grown at the supermarket.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Five Years Later, Sac Food And Film Festival Upholds Farm-To-Fork Mission

March 30, 2017

The Sacramento Food and Film Festival is back for its fifth year. Organizer Amber Stott joins filmmaker Matt Weschler and farmer Anthony Davis to talk about what to expect.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Sacramento Co. Gets First Application For A Home Farm Stand Permit

March 29, 2017 | Randol White

The movement to connect more people in low-income areas of Sacramento with locally-grown produce took a step forward Wednesday.

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Environment

Wet Weather Delays Planting For Central Valley Farmers

March 24, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

Growers have a lot to worry about, from broken levees to standing water.

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