Maia Hardy, Agriculture of the Middle program manager, and Cory Carman, Board member and owner of Carman Ranch, speak with Civil Eats on the support that livestock producers need to access new markets during the coronavirus pandemic.
Inaugural Rural Reporting Fellow Ashley Ahearn chats with OPB’s Think Out Loud about how she uprooted her life in Seattle, moved east, and became part of a small rural community in Washington’s Methow Valley. She’s continued to report on environmental issues, including climate change, contributing to the local newspaper and public radio outlets, as part of her year-long fellowship.
Working with us, Rural Development Initiatives, OSU Sea Grant, the Port of Garibaldi, and Columbia-Pacific Economic Development District, commercial crabber Kristen Penner developed the Garibaldi Seafood Connect to help small commercial fisheries sell direct to consumers. Penner is among the women farmers and fishers who are on the rise in Tillamook County.
Tyson Rasor, our Fisheries & Food Systems Program Manager, talks about the carbon impact of fresh seafood shipped via air freight. Read on for the surprising results of a blind consumer taste test comparing fresh versus fresh frozen seafood.
The Redd on Salmon Street is among the twelve recipients of the 2019 DeMuro Awards, which recognizes the preservation and reuse of architectural and cultural sites, and the impact the improvements have made on their communities.
Our Ag of the Middle report was part of the learning process for a Connecticut business owner to better understand the food supply chain. Since then, he has worked with regional farmers to integrate sustainable practices, promote the local grain economy, and produce delicious food.
North America’s temperate rainforest extends some 2,500 miles from California to the Gulf of Alaska, providing important habitat for many species and playing a big role in global carbon sequestration. However, despite its uniqueness, there is no officially recognized name for the whole of the forest.