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Trump Announces Rules for $19 Billion In Pandemic Relief to Farmers

Trump Announces Rules for $19 Billion In Pandemic Relief to Farmers

BY TOM OZIMEK   President Donald Trump announced rules on Tuesday for a $19 billion pandemic relief package to farmers, who can start signing up next week for direct federal aid. Speaking at a podium flanked by tables stacked with fruits and vegetables in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Trump shared details of the U.S. Department […]

SEEAG -NOW STREAMING: STEAM Careers in Agriculture Presentation!

SEEAG -NOW STREAMING: STEAM Careers in Agriculture Presentation!

  HELLO FRIENDS, >From all of as at SEEAG, thank you so much for continuing to follow along with our at-home education newsletters over the last month. We hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, and making time to get outside and spend some time in the garden! This past week we had our first […]

SEEAG – New STEAM Careers in Agriculture Presentation!

SEEAG – New STEAM Careers in Agriculture Presentation!

    We have quite a few exciting announcements below, from a new online STEAM Careers in Agriculture presentation for middle and high school students to an update on the Duda Farm Fresh Foods Double Your Impact Challenge.  As always, you will also find a collection of lessons and SEEAG-tivities grouped under our three core […]

Trump Announces $19 Billion Relief Program for Farmers, Ranchers

Trump Announces $19 Billion Relief Program for Farmers, Ranchers

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY President Donald Trump on Friday announced a $19 billion relief program for those in the agriculture industry who are economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Food Assistance Program includes $16 billion in direct payments to farmers, ranchers and producers, and $3 billion for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to purchase fresh produce, dairy, and […]

Fourth Annual Ventura County Ag Week honored the importance of farmers and ranchers

Fourth Annual Ventura County Ag Week honored the importance of farmers and ranchers

Ventura, CA — From March 9th through March 15th Totally Local VC Agricultural Foundation presented its fourth annual Ventura County Ag Week, a celebration of all that our county’s local farmers and ranchers do. Despite the challenges facing the world, many of the weeklong celebrations continued as scheduled. The week kicked off with a resolution […]

Tucker: EPA Has Stopped Monitoring This Dangerous Pesticide To ‘Protect Big Agriculture,’ And Your Kids Could Be At Risk

Tucker: EPA Has Stopped Monitoring This Dangerous Pesticide To ‘Protect Big Agriculture,’ And Your Kids Could Be At Risk

Scott Morefield | Reporter Fox News host Tucker Carlson devoted the last segment of Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to blast the Environmental Protection Agency for protecting “Big Agriculture” by ceasing to monitor a dangerous pesticide. “Despite its name, the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t just exist to protect the environment,” said Carlson. “It also exists to […]

Ventura College Agriculture Program Unveils New Avocado Orchard

Ventura College Agriculture Program Unveils New Avocado Orchard

Ventura, Calif.-Ventura College unveiled its new avocado orchard with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 10. About 90 students, staff, government dignitaries and college supporters were on hand for the ceremony. The size of the orchard is a little over an acre and holds an estimated 100, 1-year-old Haas avocado trees. The first crop is expected […]

Hemp may be put on Ice for Six Months by the Board of Supervisors

Hemp may be put on Ice for Six Months by the Board of Supervisors

By Debra Tash The Ventura County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting in Moorpark, November 19 2019 at 6 PM.  The City’s Council Chamber was at overflow capacity. County Counsel stated that even though the licensing is regulated by the state for growing hemp it is within the Board’s power to regulate its cultivation […]

Farm-To-Table Wine Dinner: Ventura County Farm Day – Meet a Farmer!

Farm-To-Table Wine Dinner: Ventura County Farm Day – Meet a Farmer!

  VENTURA COUNTY FARM DAY FARM-TO-TABLE WINE DINNER & PIG ROAST Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:00 – 9:00 PM Topa Mountain Winery, Ojai CA *ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT STUDENTS FOR ECO-EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE (SEEAG) PROGRAMS* RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE FARM TABLE LIVE MUSIC FARM-TO-TABLE FOOD LOCAL BEER & WINE Join us for a chef prepared […]

General Plan Agriculture Element Violates SOAR and the Agriculture Guiding Principle

General Plan Agriculture Element Violates SOAR and the Agriculture Guiding Principle

By Lynn Jensen The new “Agriculture Element” of the General Plan violates the principles of the 2016 SOAR ballot measure passed by a majority vote of the people. Through glossy mailers with photos of the green fields tended by our local farmers and ranchers, voters were led to believe they were supporting Ventura County Agriculture. […]

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