Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - With California farmers and ranchers preparing for a potential fourth consecutive drought year, the California State Board of Food and Agriculture will meet with federal and state officials to discuss drought operations and potential actions for 2015.
Sacramento, California - California’s Strategic Growth Council has approved final guidelines for a new program that will integrate conservation of agricultural land into the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change and prevent urban sprawl. The Sustainable Agricultural Land Conservation (SALC) Program will use cap-and-trade revenue to encourage counties, municipalities, and partner organizations to identify and protect critically threatened farmland at risk of conversion to urban uses.
Washington, DC - This post about the FTC’s law enforcement action against Craig Brittain will be a little different. No bullet points parsing the nuances of complaint allegations. No tips and takeaways for savvy marketers. No admonitions about industry best practices. Given that the “industry” in question is revenge porn, the facts pretty much speak for themselves.
Plymouth, England - The family of 5-year-old Alex Nash thought it was a joke when he came home from school in Plymouth, England with a 16 pound invoice [about $24]. It seems that he was a no-show at his friend's birthday outing and was being held responsible for his share of the costs, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Washington, DC - It’s time for a revolution in the food system—both young and new farmers need more support to nourish future generations. Farmers, businesses, policymakers, and educators need to promote agriculture as an intellectually stimulating and economically sustainable career, and to and make jobs in agriculture and the food system “cool” for young people all over the world.
San Francisco, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, a MacArthur Foundation representative and local leaders in San Francisco tomorrow to announce joint federal and state efforts to expand financing for solar energy projects in multifamily housing in California.