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e8d766 NewsNovember 03, 2020

Back in 1845 when many in our country farmed for a living, a law went into effect making Election Day “the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.” As this Counter article states, Tuesday was selected as the day so that farmers could go to church on Sunday and still have a whole day or two to ride... Read More »

e8d766 NewsNovember 03, 2020

We’ve written in a previous edition about the phenomenon of “heirs property” and how this has played a huge role in depriving Black Americans of their farmland. To recap, heirs property is property that is owned by multiple people who received the land after the owner died without a will. When many people own... Read More »

e8d766 NewsNovember 03, 2020

The Small Business Administration announced in mid-October that it has just released a new and improved loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program, otherwise known as the PPP. This is a win for businesses that borrowed $50,000 or less. (Note, there are other eligibility requirements such as retaining all of your employees and not cutting hours or wages more than 25... Read More »

e8d766 NewsNovember 03, 2020

Many farmers want to do the right thing for our climate but when margins are already so tight, it’s difficult to make happen. Our current economic system doesn’t reward farmers – or most businesses – for socially and environmentally responsible practices.  California, a leader on innovative climate change solutions, has had a “cap and trade” program in place since 2013 to address this problem... Read More »

e8d766 NewsNovember 03, 2020

The wildfires that ripped through the West Coast this year left some of the most high-value crops in the area severely damaged or destroyed. The Glass Fire impacted 23 wineries in California’s famous wine region, Napa Valley, and in Oregon, now known as a big cannabis-producing region, 17 percent of grow sites were destroyed in the many fires that tore through the state around the same time... Read More »

e8d766 NewsSeptember 30, 2020

Everywhere in the news these days the same story keeps emerging: Farmers and farmworkers don’t have adequate protection from COVID-19 and from the hazardous air billowing out from this year’s historic wildfires. All of us (farmers, farm workers, and eaters) are dependent on each other for our... Read More »

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