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Pesticides Help Control Invasive Species and Protect the Unique Biodiversity of California

California’s leadership in promoting diversity extends well beyond society and also to the biodiversity of the state’s environment. The Golden State is home to more species of plants and animals than any other state in the nation. Our unique climate and thoughtful farming practices have created a rich and diverse ecosystem. And yet, we should …

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Using Advanced Fertilizers is Helping to Fight Climate Change

For centuries, keeping farmland in production has been critical to the economy and our nation’s food security system. But increasingly, the State of California is recognizing the importance of preserving this land to help fight climate change, as noted in the 2030 Natural and Working Lands Climate Change Implementation Plan. Farmland offers open spaces and …

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OTHER VOICES: The facts about pesticide safety.

Recently, I have read several articles in The Californian in which people are expressing their desire to know the “facts” and “science” behind pesticide safety in their community. They are not interested in simply hearing about how agriculture feels about pesticide safety. They want cold, hard facts. Read this article published in The Bakersfield Californian …

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Loss of California Farmland Threatens Climate

California farmers don’t need a lecture on climate change – for several years they have confronted the challenges of growing their crops during droughts, wildfires and unpredictable temperature changes. Perhaps no other industry or group of people has more of an incentive to combat climate change than farmers. A top priority for meeting California’s climate …

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Thanksgiving is a Time for Urban Residents to Connect with Their Food and Those Who Grow It

 A quiet trend we’ve seen over time has been the migration of Americans to urban areas, which have seen a 12 percent population increase during the past decade. Underscoring this reality is the fact that California is one of the most urban of all states –  a whopping 95 percent of its residents living in …

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