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Sage-Grouse Success – A Victory for Voluntary Conservation

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced their decision to not list the Greater Sage-Grouse as an endangered species. It was a great day not just for the Greater Sage-Grouse, but also the land stewards out west who have been working hard to implement conservation practices to improve habitat for the showy bird. While we celebrate the […]

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Spotlight Shines on Sage Grouse Conservation Efforts on Western Ranches

With controversy growing around potential federal protection of the Greater sage grouse, a new report from Sand County Foundation demonstrates how ranchers in the West are working collaboratively to enhance critical sagebrush habitat where the bird lives. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is under court order to make its decision by September on whether […]

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Innovations at Full Belly Farm

Andrew Brait, Paul Muller, Judith Redmond and Dru Rivers of Full Belly Farm have led the way in conserving water through their innovative water management methods during California’s historic drought. The farmers, recipients of the 2014 Leopold Conservation Award® in California, show others in the farming community the way to continue their work and conserve […]

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Earth Day – 44 Years After It Began

By Brent M. Haglund, Ph.D. “California’s Thirsting Farmland: Farmers Seek Solutions” is the headline in the 21 April 2014 New York Times Business Day section. The severity of another California drought has caught many of that state’s farmers and ranchers in the vise of greater societal water demands and their recent decisions to grow more […]

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Big win for small farms

Last month, many small farms were concerned that the regulations involved in the impending Food Safety Modernization Act might put them out of business. But, the FDA has responded to their concerns.

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How to eat local during the winter months

Ways to indulge your inner locavore during the winter months, if your teeth stop chattering enough to enjoy the food.

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