Leafy greens suffer systemic vulnerability to E. coli, but industry and regulators can’t see it

Written by Patrick Baur, Assistant Professor in the Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences, University of Rhode Island

Americans have access to more fresh vegetables than ever before, with farms producing around 200 pounds per person per year. Demand for leafy greens such as romaine lettuce and spinach has grown dramatically, and lettuce alone is now a nearly $2 billion industry. However, 90% of leafy greens are grown in just a few regions of California and Arizona. The tremendous concentration of this dietarily important and economically lucrative industry has serious consequences for both human and environmental health.

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Webinar: How Can and Why Should Certifiers Address the NOP Requirements for Biodiversity?

Wild Farm Alliance is pleased to be partnering with the Organic Center, CCOF and an organic farmer on a webinar and live Q&A session that you don't want to miss.

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Your Impact in 2020

While 2020 has had its challenges, Wild Farm Alliance still accomplished a great deal - thanks to the generosity of donors from across the country like you! 

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A 20 Year Legacy

Twenty years ago, the Wild Farm Alliance emerged out of a conference of conservationists and sustainable agriculture advocates and practitioners in northern California.

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Natural Savings: Blossom Vineyard’s Costs Go Down as Biodiversity Goes Up

Written by Janet McGarry and Jo Ann Baumgartner - Wild Farm Alliance is working with several California growers who were awarded funds to implement hedgerows through the CDFA Healthy Soils Program. This blog with Frank Olagaray of Blossom Vineyards is the first in the series.

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Radio Show Featuring Jo Ann Baumgartner

Friday, December 4, 2020, Jo Ann Baumgartner will be featured on Down on the Farm Radio Show.

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Farming With Wildlands Yields Net Benefits

We are excited to share our latest video in our series about supporting beneficial birds on the farm with you. This video features Dennis Tamura of Blue Heron Farms and Dr. Daniel Karp, Assistant Professor at UC Davis.

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Radio Show Featuring Hedgerows

November 6, 2020 Down on the Farm Radio Show will be featuring Sam Earnshaw of Hedgerows Unlimited.

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