Farmworker safety agency is needed in California, says report – October 19, 2021

Farmworker safety agency is needed in California, says report The pandemic “simply became another life-threatening hazard” among many facing Indigenous farmworkers in California, said a report released on Monday. Based on surveys and interviews of more than 300 workers, the report called for the creation of a state agency dedicated… Continue reading

Senate approves Stone-Manning as land management chief – October 11, 2021

Senate approves Stone-Manning as land management chief Tracy Stone-Manning, a long-time environmentalist, will serve as the first Senate-confirmed director of the Bureau of Land Management in more than four years, winning a party-line roll call on her nomination, 50-45. Montana Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, said Republicans resorted to character… Continue reading

More farmers experiment with cover crops, a climate tool, survey shows – October 6, 2021

More farmers experiment with cover crops, a climate tool, survey shows Slightly more than half of the country’s biggest farmers say they planted cover crops this year, indicating a broadening acceptance of the crops’ benefits for soil health, even with the accompanying complication they bring to land management, said Purdue’s… Continue reading