Tag: development

Season 2 Episode 12: Helping People Help the Land

Today we are joined by Carlos Suarez, the California State Conservationist at NRCS. Together Michael and Carlos discuss the projects that the Rangeland Trust has completed with funding from the NRCS, how the NRCS is funded, the different programs that they offer for funding, as well as how they can work together to help meet our conservations and funding needs.

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Calaveras County family secures their family’s long ranching legacy

The California Rangeland Trust is proud to announce the conservation of the Nakagawa Ranch in Valley Springs, Calif. The United States is losing farm and ranch land at an alarming rate—2,000 acres a day are lost to development and conversion, according to a recent study by the American Farmland Trust. These losses threaten our nation’s food security and natural resources. Seeing development encroach firsthand led to the Nakagawas decision to conserve.

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Season 2 Episode 11: Voices Matter

In this episode, Kevin Kester, Rangeland Trust ranching partner, shares with us his experiences as a fifth-generation rancher and advocate of the beef industry. Kevin knows the power that ranchers’ voices can have, and today we want to share his.

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Season 2 Episode 10: Navigating the Threats to California Agriculture

Agriculture is a crucial contributor to California’s economy, generating over $132 billion annually by producing more than 400 commodities, some of which are only commercially produced here. It plays a major role in ensuring food security, promoting economic well-being, and maintaining environmental quality.

However, farmers and ranchers face various challenges, including unjust criticism and stringent regulations, which exacerbate their hardships. With the dwindling number of these essential stewards, California, as well as the nation and the world, faces the potential of food insecurity.

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