Climate Change Raises California’s Chances of Drought

Land subsidence in Central Valley

Report says rising sea temperatures and changing weather patterns increase likelihood By Pia Hinckle While the scientific jury is still out as to whether or not human-caused climate change is the source of extreme storms and other natural disasters, scientists say climate change has increased global warming, which in turn increases California’s risk for drought, [...]

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Monthly Almanac Newsletter Archive

summer drinks

Sign up for our once a month Almanac e-newsletter and get great recipes, health and wellness tips, produce and farm stories, and information on food and agriculture events delivered right to your inbox. Enter your e-mail address to sign up for our monthly newsletter here: Work Holiday Parties Without Tears November 2014 How to Manage [...]

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Chris Mittelstaedt’s LBAM Testimony

Chairman Florz, vice Chair Maldonado and esteemed members of the Senate Committee on Food and Agriculture – thank you for taking the time to hear testimony today about the light brown apple moth and the implications of the quarantine program. My name is Chris Mittelstaedt and I am the founder and CEO of The FruitGuys. I founded [...]

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Mothra Update


In March, California held senate hearings on the status of the state’s eradication program for the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). FruitGuys founder and CEO Chris Mittelstaedt testified in defense of small family farmers whose farms have been hurt by the current California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) practice to quarantine farms and sale [...]

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