agriculture http://klcc.org en Oregon Farmers More Likely To Sell Directly To Consumers http://klcc.org/post/oregon-farmers-more-likely-sell-directly-consumers <p>A new study shows Oregon farmers are more likely to sell product directly to consumers compared to other states. The Census of Agriculture says Oregon ranks 6<sup>th</sup> in the nation with more than 6,000 farms reporting direct-to-consumer sales. State Board of Agriculture member Barbara Boyer isn't surprised by the findings.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 16:52:24 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 15192 at http://klcc.org "That's My Farmer" Event Links Food And Community http://klcc.org/post/thats-my-farmer-event-links-food-and-community <p>On Tuesday, residents can get to know Eugene area farmers and help those in need get access to healthy food. The 15<sup>th</sup> annual "That's My Farmer" event showcases local community shared agriculture programs.</p><p>John Pitney was a farm kid with a passion for food and people. When he moved to Eugene to be a minister at First United Methodist, he formed a group to link farmers and the community.</p><p>Pitney: "One of the things that was a natural component of the organizing from the very beginning was that we would encourage donations at the door and create a low-income fund."</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:42:37 +0000 Karen Richards 10848 at http://klcc.org "That's My Farmer" Event Links Food And Community Boosting Biofuel Crops With Super Forecasts http://klcc.org/post/boosting-biofuel-crops-super-forecasts <p></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:47:33 +0000 Anna King 7526 at http://klcc.org Boosting Biofuel Crops With Super Forecasts Symptoms Of Climate Change Part I: How Farmworkers Experience A Warming Climate http://klcc.org/post/symptoms-climate-change-part-i-how-farmworkers-experience-warming-climate <p>If you work outdoors in the summertime, you’d better learn to take the heat. That’s true for people who repair roads, landscape yards, or build houses. Too much exertion and not enough shade or water, and you could get sick. In the first installment of our series, ‘<a href="http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/how-migrant-workers-experience-a-warming-climate/">Symptoms of Climate Change</a>,’ EarthFix reporter Courtney Flatt finds out how the increasingly hot sun is affecting people who make their living by harvesting our crops.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:41:26 +0000 Courtney Flatt 1186 at http://klcc.org Symptoms Of Climate Change Part I: How Farmworkers Experience A Warming Climate