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Field Notes
The Farmers Alliance Blog

Welcome to Field Notes. Here, you'll discover a curated collection of stories that pique our interest and resonate with our mission. From the latest trends in organic farming to updates on our community-driven initiatives, Field Notes is your window into our world.

San Francisco Celebrates the Grand Opening of Food Empowerment Community Market in Bayview-Hunters Point

The Food Empowerment Market pilot will offer free and healthy multi-cultural groceries to District 10 residents

Today, Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Human Services Agency (SFHSA), and Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services celebrated the grand opening of the District 10 Community Market in Bayview-Hunters Point. The Market officially opens its doors to serve the community on Wednesday, June 5.

6/4/24

Navigating Farm and Ranch Transfers to a New Generation

An ambitious program supports land access as many farmers approach retirement, posing challenges for America’s food system.

In recent decades, agricultural land has given way to urban sprawl. The US is losing farmland at an alarming rate: About 2,000 acres are now being lost every day. Projections suggest that over 18 million acres of agricultural land could be converted or compromised between 2016 and 2040.

5/7/24

Majority-Latino city endures years of toxic water in health ‘crisis’

After repeated violations, the state of New Mexico has stepped in — but problems are a reminder that safe water is not available to all Americans

It is not entirely clear why arsenic has been allowed to seep into the water in Sunland Park year after year, though problems with infrastructure, lax enforcement of regulations and general inattention to the problem appear to be contributing factors.

4/18/24

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