Dec. 2020 increase in global temperature vs. 1900s average

Climate AdaptationDrought-Stricken Western Districts Plan New Ways to Store WaterBy Leslie KaufmanJuly 7, 2021, 7:00 AM EDT https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-08/la-nina-odds-rise-in-added-threat-to-drought-weary-u-s-west Sites Reservoir Project is slated to sit near the Sacramento River an hour north of California’s capital.Driving through the Sacramento valley an hour north of California’s capital, most travelers notice nothing but a few cows grazing on… Continue reading Dec. 2020 increase in global temperature vs. 1900s average

Scientists have long warned climate change threatens our food security. Now they’re finding solutions.

We’ve barely scratched the surface on the potential of plants.A farmer carries rice seedlings to be planted in a paddy field at a village in Nagaon district of India’s northeastern state of Assam, on July 3, 2021.Photo by Str / Xinhua / Getty ImagesNathanael Johnson Sr. Staff WriterPublishedJul 08, 2021 https://grist.org/article/scientists-have-long-warned-climate-change-threatens-our-food-security-now-theyre-finding-solutions/ Climate progress is possible.… Continue reading Scientists have long warned climate change threatens our food security. Now they’re finding solutions.

Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds

A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.The Long Loch and Derrickson Lake wildfires burning in British Columbia on June 30.Credit…BC Wildfire Service, via Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBy Henry FountainJuly 7, 2021 The extraordinary heat wave that scorched the… Continue reading Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds

Government Subsidies: Mexico’s Advantage Leads to Increased Imports

JULY 8, 2021 EXPORTS/IMPORTS,  FLORIDA,  GEORGIA,  TOP POSTSBy Clint Thompson Government Subsidies: Mexico’s Advantage Leads to Increased Imports One of the key factors in Southeast producers’ fight against increased imports are subsidies. Growers and industry leaders have said for years that the Mexican government provides subsidies to its producers.Farmers can afford to sell their produce… Continue reading Government Subsidies: Mexico’s Advantage Leads to Increased Imports

Invitation for July 13, 5pm Mountain Time campaign for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) in support of HR 3339 introduced by Rep. Davis (D-IL)

Please join New Mexico State Senator Bill Tallman, LULAC New Mexico Past State Director Dennis Montoya, JD,, and Rudy Arredondo President of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers,  for a zoom discussion on Tuesday July 13 at 5pm Mountain Time, on the campaign for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) and the role of New Mexico… Continue reading Invitation for July 13, 5pm Mountain Time campaign for a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) in support of HR 3339 introduced by Rep. Davis (D-IL)

FYI & Participation: White House Bi-Weekly Rural Stakeholders Call Tomorrow, July 8, at 3pm ET

Good afternoon, The White House Office of Public Engagement would like to invite you to our biweekly rural stakeholders call this Thursday, July 8 at 3:00pm ET. On this week’s call we will be joined by Special Assistant to the President for Transportation and Infrastructure Samantha Silverberg from the National Economic Council who will provide… Continue reading FYI & Participation: White House Bi-Weekly Rural Stakeholders Call Tomorrow, July 8, at 3pm ET

NCAE COVID-19 Survey: Workers’ vaccination status and needs

Good afternoon,NCAE is partnering with the Centers of Disease Control to survey employers regarding agricultural workers’ access and needs relative to COVID-19 vaccines.Responses to this short survey will help the CDC better understand how to improve agricultural workers’ access to vaccines. This survey will also inform the CDC on how it may better support agricultural employers.Please respond to this… Continue reading NCAE COVID-19 Survey: Workers’ vaccination status and needs

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $307 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 34 States and Puerto Rico

Water Infrastructure Projects to Address Barriers Communities of Color Face Accessing Public Health in Rural America OHKAY OWINGEH, N.M., July 7, 2021 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $307 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in 34 states and Puerto Rico… Continue reading Biden-Harris Administration Invests $307 Million in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 34 States and Puerto Rico

Rural Employment Grew in May, but Fewer People Are Seeking Jobs

The nation is nearly back to pre-pandemic employment levels. But rural workers are leaving the labor market at a faster pace than urban ones. by Bill Bishop and Tim Marema July 7, 2021 May 2021 Jobs as Percentage of May 2019 Jobs The map compares the most recently released county employment data (May 2021) to… Continue reading Rural Employment Grew in May, but Fewer People Are Seeking Jobs