Our community is coping with devastating fires in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and many California Counties. This disaster that has taken dozens of lives, destroyed thousands of homes, displaced over 100,000 people, burned farms to the ground and scorched over 200,000 acres of this place we love.
In response, a diverse coalition of community-based organizations has established the ‘Just and Resilient Futures Fund.’ Resources from this fund will be provided to victims of fires, especially those suffering losses not covered by insurance or traditional relief services, and to support initiatives that build more just, healthy, and resilient communities and that better prepare us for future catastrophe.
In The News

The Farmer’s Share Of The Retail Dollar

Did you know that farmers and ranchers receive only 15.6 cents of every food dollar that consumers spend on food at home and away from home? According to USDA, off farm costs including marketing, processing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing account for more than 80 cents of every food dollar spent in the United States.

two-liter

Retail: $1.19
Farmer: $0.06
potatoes

Retail: $3.99
Farmer: $0.42
potato-chips

Retail: $3.29
Farmer: $0.17
milk

Retail: $4.49
Farmer: $1.42

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