Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Food Tank, in partnership with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, Farm-to- Fork Program, and University of California- Davis, is excited to announce the 1st annual Farm Tank Conference at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. This two-day event will feature more than 35 different speakers from the food and agriculture field. Researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government officials, and students will come together for interactive panels.
Washington, DC - Indigenous and traditional crops are an important source of food and fiber for people around the globe. Often these crops are resilient to pests and disease or can tolerate high temperatures, drought, or flooding. And while millions of people in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America depend on native crop varieties, North America is also home to many important indigenous crops that need to be protected for future generations.
Washington, DC - Haiti Special Coordinator Kenneth Merten travels to Haiti, July 21, to further U.S. Government support for credible and fair elections in Haiti and to discuss the urgent need for elected representatives at all levels of government. Haiti Special Coordinator Merten will meet with members of the Provisional Electoral Council and other stakeholders key to a return of constitutional order in Haiti.
Sacramento, California - A gardening and produce-sharing app took top prize in the Apps for Ag Hackathon, after contestants pitched judges at the California State Fair in Sacramento on July 17. The first place team, GivingGarden, took home $7,500 in prize money, custom rodeo belt buckles, and a membership to the AgStart Incubator in Woodland.
Washington, DC - A health care scammer and his company, who tricked Spanish-speaking and other consumers seeking health insurance into buying phony medical discount cards, are banned from selling healthcare-related products, and from telemarketing, under court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission.
Washington, DC - NOAA is recommending $9 million in funding for 17 coastal and marine habitat restoration projects for its 2016 Community-based Restoration Program, as part of agency efforts to support healthy ecosystems and resilient coastal communities.