Archive for August 2022

Commemoration of Commitment: Terry and Carolyn Harrison

Commemoration of Commitment: Terry and Carolyn Harrison

    On behalf of Community Alliance with Family Farmers, it is our honor and privilege to recognize the enduring commitment of Terry and Carolyn Harrison to our organization’s mission. As we approach CAFF’s 45th anniversary, we’ve been looking back

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USDA Halts Almond Board Rule Change & Saves Direct Market Farmers

USDA Halts Almond Board Rule Change & Saves Direct Market Farmers

Today the USDA halted an Almond Board rule change that would have prohibited direct online sales of raw almonds, which farmers had previously been pursuing as part of the roadside stand and farmers’ market exemption. When these direct-to-consumer exemptions were

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CAL FIRE Wildland Fire Retardant FAQ

CAL FIRE Wildland Fire Retardant FAQ

FAQs about wildland fire retardant from CAL FIRE

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Guía didáctica de alternativas al uso del fuego en prácticas agropecuarias

Guía didáctica de alternativas al uso del fuego en prácticas agropecuarias

Esta guía didáctica de alternativas al uso del fuego en actividades agropecuarias, generada con el apoyo del Programa Nacional para la Gestión Ambientalmente Adecuada de Sustancias Químicas en su Ciclo de Vida (PNGQ) busca ser una herramienta que promueva la

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Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide

Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide

This Guide includes specific recommendations for how to retrofit existing components of a home to withstand wildfire. The illustrations throughout the Guide are intended to show best practices for reducing the vulnerability of a home to wildfire.

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Video: Small Farms Disaster Insurance Part 1

Video: Small Farms Disaster Insurance Part 1

From Farmer Campus, this video provides an overview of insurance for small farms, including how insurance works and what to buy.

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Fire Safe Council Handbook

Fire Safe Council Handbook

A Fire Safe Council is a coalition of public and private sector organizations that share a common, vested interest in wildfire prevention and loss mitigation.

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Wildfire Recovery: The Nuts And Bolts Of Resilience With TurkeyTail Farm

Wildfire Recovery: The Nuts And Bolts Of Resilience With TurkeyTail Farm

Farmers Cheetah and Samantha run TurkeyTail Farm in Yankee Hill, California. During the Camp Fire in Butte County, they were evacuated for 28 days and lost everything but their livestock to severe fire damage, In this two-part blog series, the farmers share

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Wildfire Response: Evacuating With TurkeyTail Farm

Wildfire Response: Evacuating With TurkeyTail Farm

Farmers Cheetah and Samantha run TurkeyTail Farm in Yankee Hill, California. During the Camp Fire in Butte County, they were evacuated for 28 days and lost everything but their livestock to severe fire damage, In this two-part blog series, the farmers share

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Plan de Preparación para Desastres

Plan de Preparación para Desastres

Tenga a la mano información actualizada de su rancho como dirección, número de empleados, contactos de emergencia, ubicación de animales y kits de emergencia.

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Fighting farmland and rangeland wildfires

Fighting farmland and rangeland wildfires

A reference for employer’s engaged in Oregon OSHA’s Agriculture Activities.

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Wildfire Preparedness in Agriculture

Wildfire Preparedness in Agriculture

This course is designed to prepare farmers, ranchers and rural residents for wildfires. Over the course of seven modules, you will learn how to create an emergency farm plan for your land. This farm plan will provide prevention steps you

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Go Kits And Emergency Plans: Preparing For Wildfire With Bee-Well Farms

Go Kits And Emergency Plans: Preparing For Wildfire With Bee-Well Farms

For this story, we travel to Glen Ellen, California, to hear from the farmers at Bee-Well Farms who were heavily impacted by the 2017 Nun’s wildfire. Having recovered, they now have sophisticated emergency plans and are prepared for the next

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Fighting Fire with Fire: Policy Options to Increase the Use of Prescribed Fire on National Forests

Fighting Fire with Fire: Policy Options to Increase the Use of Prescribed Fire on National Forests

From the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC), this report provides an overview of the current science and need for prescribed fire, describes barriers to the use of prescribed fire on public lands in the western U.S. managed by the

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California’s Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire

California’s Strategic Plan for Expanding the Use of Beneficial Fire

The purpose of this Strategic Plan is to guide the expansion of beneficial fire across the state through 2025, as set forth in California’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Action Plan.

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Pathways to Prescribed Fire Report March 2022

Pathways to Prescribed Fire Report March 2022

From the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition (RVCC), three case studies highlighting opportunities for community based nonprofits to build cooperative burning capacity.

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Talking Integrated Pest Management at Blossom Farms

Talking Integrated Pest Management at Blossom Farms

The Community Alliance with Family Farms (CAFF) hosted our fourth Biologically Integrated Orchard System (BIOS) field day, titled “Effective IPM Strategies for Major Walnut Pests,” at Blossom Farms on July 12th. Attendees gathered in the cover cropped orchard to discuss

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