agriculture

The Sacramento Bee
Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

On most mornings, Katie Fyhrie, 25 and Emma Torbert, 35 meet at dawn at their Davis fruit farm.


Katie Fyhrie, 25, begins her day recently by harvesting nectarines with Cloverleaf farm owner Emma Torbert, left, on a stone fruit orchard at the Collins Farm in Davis. The two women are...

The Sacramento Bee
Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

On most mornings, Katie Fyhrie, 25 and Emma Torbert, 35 meet at dawn at their Davis fruit farm.


Katie Fyhrie, 25, begins her day recently by harvesting nectarines with Cloverleaf farm owner Emma Torbert, left, on a stone fruit orchard at the Collins Farm in Davis. The two women are...

The Sacramento Bee
Cap-and-trade could aid preservation of California farmland

Cap-and-trade could aid preservation of California farmland

Abandoning the farm that he had worked for three decades, and that his wife’s family had owned for over a century, was never an option for Dan Port.


The state aims to save agricultural land, like this rice field near Dunnigan, by paying farmers fees from cap-and-trade money.

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Tower Bridge Dinner and Mulvaney’s pig roast at Raley Field set for 2014 Farm-to-Fork Week

Tower Bridge Dinner and Mulvaney’s pig roast at Raley Field set for 2014 Farm-to-Fork Week

The Tower Bridge will once again serve as the setting for a $175 dinner to cap Sacramento’s 2014 Farm-to-Fork celebration (Sept. 13-28), an event designed to showcase the region’s restaurants and agricultural heritage.



Foothill Agrarian
Farm-to-Fork – Why the Sacramento Bee Just Doesn’t Get It

Jul 18, 2014

The Sacramento Bee seems to have embraced the Sacramento region's growing "farm-to-fork" movement, but recent editorials, guest editorials and news coverage suggest a lack of understanding of what it takes to put food on our forks.  At best, ...

Alison Toon
Bleating on and on

Jul 17, 2014
Bleating on and on

Surprised GoatWhat do you mean, you haven't been to the State Fair yet? I'm shocked! There's so much to see! And eat! Get over there, right now!

The Sacramento Bee
Elk Grove students grateful for continued ag funds

As the State Fair began last week, 18 Elk Grove High School students showed off sheep and other animals they spent the past year raising in one of the area’s largest agriculture education programs.

The Sacramento Bee
Elk Grove students grateful for continued ag funds

As the State Fair began last week, 18 Elk Grove High School students showed off sheep and other animals they spent the past year raising in one of the area’s largest agriculture education programs.

Foothill Agrarian
Next Year

Jul 12, 2014

I went fishing today.  Not remarkable, I realize - but what is remarkable was the water situation on the middle fork of the American River, where we fished.  We drove beyond the town of Foresthill to French Meadows Reservoir, part of the Placer County Water Agency's (PCWA) Middle Fork American River project.  We started...

Foothill Agrarian
Learning to Work: The Continuing Education of Ernie the Border Collie (and Dan the Shepherd)

Jul 11, 2014

I spent yesterday moving our ewes from a targeted grazing contract just outside of Auburn to our main leased pasture closer to home.  This work involved hauling five trailer loads of ewes from Christian Valley back to Oak Hill Ranch near the corne...

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