While I've been on the job for a few months now, I've yet to formally introduce myself: My name is Elizabeth Arakelian and I am the newest reporter at the Turlock Journal. I am covering the education and agriculture beats and have been writing for the Journal since October, which means I have tested the waters and can safely say I am very glad to be on board.
I'm not usually one to prattle on about the supposed deterioration of society. It's my belief that only those over 40 exhort the "good old days" and they do so in an effort to avoid any change. I don't know if it's because I turned 40 last month, or that society has actually started its downward fall, in either case, I'm going to give my first "good old days" tirade.
This week, the White House released a new report showing the critical need for Congressional passage of a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. This comprehensive report highlights how the thriving business of agriculture is a cornerstone of America's economy, creating jobs and boosting opportunity.
November 27, 2013|
BY AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American invention, and I think it must be one of our finest. The celebrations, the food, the parades and pronouncements give us an annual reminder of all that we are so thankful for – and also a reminder to share our blessings.
November 26, 2013|
BY CALIFORNIA AG SECRETARY KAREN ROSS
When I was growing up, food trucks (excluding the ice-cream man, of course) were only seen at construction sites, county fairs and in TV shows and movies based in New York City. Today, they are a staple of the culinary scene for most cities - and are spreading to smaller communities just like ours.