Tag Archives: drought

Emergency Drought Funding: Not A Sustainable Option for California

18 December 2014

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Read Intern Briefing as PDF December 17, 2014 Kira Lou, Food and Climate Policy Research Intern As the end of 2014 approaches, California is finishing out its third year in a row of drought—and one of the worst droughts the state has seen in recent history at that. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, as […]

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Internship Reflection

10 October 2014

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By Skyler Lewis, Climate Change and Communications Intern This summer at CFJC I was tasked with compiling two weekly “Connecting the Dots” posts. Throughout my time here, I became increasingly aware of how engrained the concepts of interdisciplinarity and “connecting the dots” are throughout CFJC’s work. “Connecting the Dots” expands the narrative beyond a purely […]

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Drought, Food, and the Politics of 2014

15 July 2014

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Dear Friends, Colleagues and Supporters: It’s summer and we know that because children are out of school, the baseball all-star break is upon us, and back-to-school sales have already begun. With regard to the weather, we have to get used to the changes—what used to be unusual weather patterns are now the norm. Here in […]

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Where Has All the Water Gone?

3 August 2012

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By Christine Batten, CFJC Policy and Outreach Intern Has your area been hit by the drought? More than likely, it has. As of Wednesday evening, half of the counties in the US have been considered “disaster areas” due to the perpetual drought. Illinois is suffering immensely; three-fourths of corn and over half of soy acreage […]

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Disastrous Disaster Bill Pulled

31 July 2012

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By Courtney Hendrix and Jessy Gill, CFJC Staff The House Rules Committee released a proposal to extend the 2008 Farm Bill (Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008) over the next fiscal year. House majority leaders released the disaster bill quietly, and planned to put it to the floor for a vote under a closed […]

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Drought and its Effects on the Farm Bill

31 July 2012

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This blog was written last night before the House Majority’s plans fell apart   –Editor By Igor Geyn, CFJC Policy and Outreach Intern After over a week of frantic deliberations and scrambling, it appears that a floor vote on the House Rules Committee’s proposed one-year extension of the current Farm Bill is imminent. Some predict the […]

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What You Should Know About the Proposed Extension

31 July 2012

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1. House leadership has disrespected the public’s democratic right to provide input on our national food policies The process the House Rules Committee has undertaken is offered under a closed rule, meaning members (legislators) are not allowed to offer amendments to the 2008 extension.  This takes away the voice of their constituents, meaning YOU! The […]

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What’s Food Policy Got to do with Me? — ED letter July

24 July 2012

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  My Dear Friends: The end of July, and our Congress has about a week left before they disperse for the August recess and presumably to prepare for their party conventions. On behalf of CFJC, Christina Spach and I had front row seats to the House Ag Committee markup process which lasted til nearly 1:00 […]

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How Climate Change Can Impact Your Food and Health

8 August 2011

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by Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate The food system is an intricate and interwoven web that links agriculture with transportation, policy, poverty, water issues, public health, economics, education, research, and much more. The availability and quality of food is influenced by all of these factors, so food provides a nexus for discussion about society’s various […]

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