Value of Marin Agricultural Products Slips 5%

Post News Group

June 29, 2022

As in past drought years, the resiliency of local farmers, ranchers, and their workforce was noted in the annual report. The lingering COVID-19 pandemic required agricultural producers to find new markets to sell their products to stay viable and handling complicated issues with human resources around their facilities.

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Ensuring county farms are well managed key to maximizing benefits

Marin IJ

June 13, 2022

In the June 7 election, about 75% of Marin County voters supported the renewal of Measure A — a quarter-cent sales tax to support parks, open space and sustainable agriculture. Measure A’s renewal helps assure equitable access to local, fresh and healthy food for everyone, which can’t happen without local agriculture.

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Marin’s parks tax measure garners strong majority

Marin IJ

June 7, 2022

It appears all but certain that Measure A  will garner the two-thirds voter support needed to pass in Tuesday’s statewide primary election. With all precincts reporting and 31,731 ballots counted, the measure – which would renew a quarter-cent sales tax to support parks, open space and sustainable agriculture in Marin County – had 74.83% support….

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The significance of Marin County agriculture

Point Reyes Light

May 25, 2022

The importance of agriculture in any community cannot be overstated. Equitable access to local, fresh, healthy food is a basic need for everyone. We are extremely fortunate to have hardworking and dedicated farmers and ranchers in Marin County. As of the 2017 farm census by the United States Department of Agriculture, there were approximately 343…

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MALT extends emergency drought relief program for Marin ranchers, farmers

Morning Ag Clips

April 19, 2022

As Earth Day approaches, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) has announced approval by its board of directors for phase 3 of MALT’s Drought Resilience and Water Security (DRAWS) initiative, with an additional $250,000 in funding. Launched in April 2021, DRAWS has already allotted $500,000 in two funding phases to help Marin County ranchers and farmers address…

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Drought inspires dairy farms in Marin, Sonoma counties to employ technology

The North Bay Business Journal

April 18, 2022

Staring at a hillside already turning a lighter shade of green while barely out of winter, Bivalve Dairy farmers John and Karen Taylor are trying to steer out of a third year of drought this spring in Marin County with the help of technology. “This concerns me because we’re seeing drought-like conditions in February,” John Taylor said,…

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MALT receives accreditation renewal

Morning Ag Clips

March 9, 2022

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) announced today that it received national recognition for its work to preserve Marin County’s agricultural lands by being awarded accreditation for the third time by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. The commission is an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, a national leader working to support land trusts…

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Molly Myerson’s Little Wing Farm

Point Reyes Light

March 2, 2022

Molly Myerson grew up in a sixth-floor apartment in Washington Heights, a northern neighborhood of New York City, surrounded by concrete. It was not the usual starting point for a farmer, but as a child she was always drawn to plants. Any green growing things in her family’s apartment invariably ended up in her bedroom.

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MALT must have funds to finish job of protecting ag land

Marin IJ

February 24, 2022

I was dismayed to see that the portion of the proposed funding for the Marin Agricultural Land Trust’s purchase of agricultural easements on the extension of Measure A on the June ballot was cut from near 20% to 10% by the Marin Board of Supervisors. I believe that every day lost in the pursuit of…

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Marin sustainable ag worth Measure A support

Marin IJ

February 21, 2022

Wendell Berry, the well-known environmental activist, said “eating is an agricultural act.” If you eat food, wear wool clothing or plant vegetable starts at home, then you already benefit from sustainable agriculture here in Marin County.

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