<p>Sarah is frustrated.
<p>Sugar taxes are not about health.
<p>What did the San Joaquin Valley do wrong?
<p>The success of food banks is based on relationships in local communities with individuals, faith-based organizations, retailers and food service businesses -just to name a few. Additional partnerships with food producers and processors assist with sourcing local, fresh foods that can be provided to needy families. Some of these relationships have innovative roots, and fairs are an example of that.
<p> <p class="MsoNormal">Whenever I travel back to my hometown in Indiana, the first thing I notice as the airplane makes its decent into Indianapolis is the vast swath of green that seems to cover the entire state. You don't realize how few trees actually grow naturally in California's Central Valley until you see an aerial view of Midwest lushness.
<p>Why are deer getting killed by a car crossing the freeway?
<p> <p class="MsoNormal">The rapid approaching of another school year raises an idea that has unfortunately been buried beneath years of disregard.
<p> <p class="MsoNormal">Like many people around the world, I am a fan of science fiction. The genre asks the question "what if?" and then allows for an infinite number of answers. What if is fun to ponder, but a new scientific development - and the implications of its usage - have me wondering, should we?
<p> <p class="MsoNormal">I have never met Joseph Greenwood.
<p> <p class="MsoNormal">The year was 2009 and the Temporary Public Arts Committee had just obtained a $10,000 loan from the City of Turlock to launch the "Sunny Side Up" project.
<p>Want to see the future?
<p>This week, we continued to see historic levels of drought grip much of our nation, impacting thousands of farm families. Although the hard work and innovation of our producers has fueled a strong farm economy in recent years, President Obama and I understand the major challenges this drought poses for American agriculture.
<p>Imagine being sick with a life-threatening disease. Most of us would want access to as many medicines as possible - including the full range of proven treatment options.
<p> <p class="MsoNormal">I love summer but the icing on the cake, for me, has always been looking forward to visiting the Stanislaus County Fair. Must-do things on my fair list are checking out the photography exhibits, looking at all the handiwork crafted by FFA and 4-H kids, seeing the farm animals – invariably there is always a big mama pig and her piglets – nesting in sawdust, viewing the putt-putt antique engines and checking out the floriculture and yard exhibits. Occasionally, I will ride rides at the mid-way. And I watch the people, seeing how they act and dress.
<p>Isn't life quite a bit easier with apps on your phone and fast Internet connections? Broadband-high-speed Internet-has become a crucial tool for rural and urban residents alike.
<p> <p> <p class="MsoNormal">Have you ever heard the expression "cheat to win"? Certainly we all have been presented with situations throughout our lives where cheating might have been the easier route, while also ensuring us a guaranteed win. But if you're someone who enjoys that feeling of accomplishment you get when it was your own blood, sweat and tears which ultimately resulted in a "win," then you're also most likely an individual who wouldn't resort to changing the rules of the game after several failed attempts to get to home plate. If you did that, you'd be just as ...
<p> <p> <p class="MsoNormal">Southern Californians have a tendency to have a smug attitude toward water.
<p>This week, President Obama released USDA's fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, which supports our ongoing work to create jobs and opportunity in rural America.
<p> <p> <p class="MsoNormal">America is about to get another harsh lesson in easy money.
<p> <p> <p class="MsoNormal">Every time I fill my gas tank, I see the notice on the pump that explains part of the fuel I'm buying is ethanol. Ethanol is alcohol, a type of biofuel rather than fossil fuel. While biofuels can be good to promote national energy independence and possibly help with greenhouse gas emissions, the ethanol in our gasoline is made from corn. (The starch in the corn is broken down into sugars that are then fermented into alcohol.) With corn ethanol, we are essentially putting food into our gas tanks, a fact that some people take exception to because it ...
<p> <p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: 150%;"> A recent article in the Turlock Journal reported that the California High-Speed Rail Authority was granted an extension from the Federal Railroad Administration in paying $180 million it owed the FRA, and quoted Congressman Jeff Denham accusing the FRA of "protecting the Authority" by bypassing the current high-speed rail funding agreement in order to keep the project moving forward.
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