June 2018 Archives

Farm Bill Update

Farm Bill Update from our friends at Community Alliance with Family Farmers & Farmers Guild In May, the House Agricultural Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway (R-Texas), produced a Farm Bill that had no Democratic support, in part because it included provisions…

 

Unexpected industry

Press Democrat Letters to the editor, Unexpected industry EDITOR: What is it that people who report on marijuana don’t understand about the vote in 2016? Pretty much everyone I know voted to decriminalize the use of cannabis and private grows….

 

Local farmers alternative to glyphosate

Sonoma County organic farmers use this instead of “Round-Up”. It may take two applications, but you’re not poisoning your family and environment. The orange oil recipe is reputed to work best. Note precautions on the vinegar/Epsom salt formula. Vinegar /…

 

CARB Workshop notices

Please attend the June Workshops, use talking points from Club and emphasize the need to avoid wind-blown dust by water conservation and improved agricultural practices.. North CoastDATE:                June 20, 2018TIME:           …

 

Toxic Docs

“This dataset and website contain millions of pages of previously secret documents about toxic substances. They include secret internal memoranda, emails, slides, board minutes, unpublished scientific studies, and expert witness reports — among other kinds of documents — that emerged…

 

Betrayal at the USDA (2018)

“Pesticide regulations. The Trump USDA played a key role in one of the most egregious actions of the EPA under Administrator Scott Pruitt—the March 2017 decision to reverse an Obama-era rule banning the nerve-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos. Documents obtained by the New…