A look at how the wine industry is confronting the wildfires and smoke that threaten its vineyards.
Farmers rely on the Sierra snowpack as it melts to help feed their crops. The snowpack is up 200 percent from average levels this time of year.
“Local leaders in Northampton met Monday evening to discuss whether or not to put a cap on the number of marijuana dispensaries in the city… It would actually endanger youth and adult health by increasing the proportion of illegal cannabis in the market, and untested contaminants and its unknown potency.”
“The best projections right now from USDA is that egg prices will be down by 50 percent or 75 percent at the wholesale level early this year, this spring or summer. As of right now, we’re expecting prices to come down very rapidly, but still not get back to normal, if I can call it that, until 2024,” he said. A big factor in this timeline will be how long it takes to get the flu under control.”
The Impact of Wildfires on California Agriculture
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
State Capitol, Room 4202
Panel 1: Overview of the Impact of Wildfires on California Agriculture
- Chief Nick Schuler, Acting Deputy Director for Communications, CalFire o
- Overview of California Wildfires
- Professor Dan Sumner, University of California – Davis
- Economic Impact of Wildfires on Agriculture
- Kevin Masuhara, Deputy Secretary Administration and Finance, California Department of Food and Agriculture
- Emergency Services – Fairgrounds and CA Animal Response Emergency System (C.A.R.E.S)
Panel 2: Examples of Specific Wildfire Impacts on Farms, Farmland, and Farmworkers
- Jamie Johansson, President, California Farm Bureau
- Eddie Campos, No Boundaries Farm
- Dr. Dave Daley, Rancher, California Cattlemen Association
- Karissa Kruse, President, Sonoma County Winegrowers
- Cole Mazariegos-Anastassiou, Brisa de Ano Farm
- Arnulfo Solorio, Director, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation
Panel 3: Agricultural-based Wildfire Mitigation
- Dan Macon, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources/California Woolgrowers)
- Targeted Grazing and Wildfire Fuel Reduction
- Kara Heckert, American Farmland Trust
- Agriculture Land Preservation and Wildfire Mitigation
AIC research economist Karen Jetter presented “Simulated Costs of Hospital Stays Under Different Rates of Covid-19 Transmission” at Virtual Podium 2020.
All those bare shelves? “They were dramatic, but not emblematic,” says Daniel Sumner, PhD, a distinguished professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of California, Davis. Early on, panicked consumers raced to stockpile canned goods, rice, dried beans, and other staples, creating eerie impressions of scarcity in stores. But the food supply chain has remained surprisingly strong, according to Sumner. “It’s much more resilient and solid now than I would have thought 2 months ago.”
Monday, April 27th
The virtual townhall was co-chaired by Senate and Assembly Agriculture Committee Chairs, Assemblymember Susan Eggman & Senator Cathleen Galgiani.
Opening remarks were by Jamie Johansson, President of the California Farm Bureau Federation. Other presenters included Roland Fumasi, Ph.D., Vice President, Senior Analyst and Manager, Rabo Research Food & Agribusiness at Rabobank; and Daniel Kowalski, Vice President, Knowledge Exchange Division, CoBank.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear a presentation from the UC Agricultural Issues Center on California’s Agricultural Future and have updates on CDFA’s CalCannabis and Farmer Equity programs at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The Board will also hear from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814.
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