Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CA Climate and Agriculture Network

Every legislative session, CalCAN reviews dozens of bills proposed by California legislators for their potential impact on farmers, their communities, and the climate. Below is an initial list of bills we have taken a position on (we are still tracking and analyzing more!)...

Assembly Bill 1348 (Aguiar-Curry): Farmer Equity Act

This bill takes an important step toward ensuring equitable access to California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) programs by farmers of color by requiring that CDFA begin reporting outreach efforts and program usage data for “socially disadvantaged farmers,” which include farmers and ranchers who identify as African American, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander…

Thursday, February 9, 2017

As the mayor of the small town of Winters, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry advocated powerfully for computers in the schools and faster Internet speeds in her rural community.

Students in Winters’ classrooms now have computers and their parents learned how to use tablets — opening a new world for both them and their children.