Farmers and the Environment
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Farmers and the Environment

This week, we’re taking a look at NPR’s investigations on American farmers’ relationships with the weather and the government. Farmers’ livelihoods are inextricably tied to the weather and the environment. However, in the face of extreme swings in temperature and precipitation, more frequent instances of pest infestations and crop diseases, and heat stress affecting meat … Continue reading

Alex Weiser
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Alex Weiser

Alex Weiser of Weiser Family Farms is a grower of specialty fruits and vegetables in Kern and San Bernardino counties. You can find Alex and his produce at farmers’ markets across Southern California. What hooked you on farming? Father and mother The coolest example of science in your produce? The creation of it from seed! … Continue reading

Dan Drake
Profiles

Dan Drake

Dan Drake is the owner of Drake Family Farms in Southern California. As a veterinarian, Dan has been overseeing the health of the Drake Family Farms goat herd for the past 26 years. Using quality milk from their goats, Drake Family Farms produces farmstead and artisan cheeses that are sold locally throughout Southern California. What … Continue reading