Ag Innovations

CRAE News


Leaders Convene to Discuss the Future California Bioeconomy

Leaders Convene to Discuss the Future California Bioeconomy image

The CRAE Summit invited 60 leaders in California agriculture, government, industry, and NGOs to peer over the horizon towards an emerging bioeconomy, to learn about what is driving the need to find new solutions to reducting and reusing woody biomass from farms and a wide range of other byproducts of the food system. 

Continue reading

More posts about: Working Lands


Cultivating California’s Bioeconomy: Turning Ag Waste Into Profit

Cultivating California’s Bioeconomy: Turning Ag Waste Into Profit image

Is waste wasted? Or is our thinking too limited? There is an emerging body of research and practical applications that suggests California is ready to create a genuine Bioeconomy – an economy where every byproduct is an input to another valuable product. This provocative one-day event is an invitation to peer over the horizon towards this emerging bioeconomy, to learn about what is driving the need to find new solutions to reducing and reusing woody biomass from farms and a wide range of other byproducts of the food system.

Continue reading

More posts about: Working Lands, Local Food, Water


CRAE Summit: 4 Opportunities for Preserving and Enhancing California’s Working Lands

CRAE Summit: 4 Opportunities for Preserving and Enhancing California’s Working Lands image

What needs to happen next to preserve and enhance working lands in California? This was the final question posed to leaders who participated in the 2015 CRAE Summit on the Future of Working Lands. The answers were as diverse as the state’s farms, ranches, and working forests, which have adapted to environments ranging from the deserts of the Imperial Valley, to the towering mountains of the Sierra Nevada region.

Continue reading

More posts about: Working Lands


CRAE Summit: New Perspectives on How Working Lands Work

CRAE Summit: New Perspectives on How Working Lands Work image

Last month, over 70 leaders from diverse sectors came together to co-create recommendations on the enhancement of California’s working lands - its farms, ranches and forests. The day-long Summit built on a decade-long history of the California Roundtable on Agriculture & the Environment (CRAE), a statewide forum convened by Ag Innovations where leaders come together to talk about what matters and how to solve key problems at the intersection of agriculture and the environment. 

 

Continue reading

More posts about: Working Lands


California's Drought: We’re All in This Together

California

California has endured four years of severe drought, causing a new level of anxiety about the future of our water supply. The members of the California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment (CRAE)—a forum for dialogue among agricultural, environmental, and governmental leaders—ask our fellow Californians to work together to find common ground and collaborate on long-term solutions in service of the greater public good.

Continue reading

More posts about: Working Lands, Water


5 Key Strategies to CRAE Success

5 Key Strategies to CRAE Success image

The California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment (CRAE) has been collaborating for the past ten years to address tough challenges at the intersection of agriculture and the environment. This post outlines five key stratgies that empower CRAE to work successfully through contentious issues to build consensus and create meaningful outcomes for agriculture and the environment. 

Continue reading

More posts about: Working Lands


The Drought Blame Game

The Drought Blame Game image

So, who really IS to blame for California’s drought? With media headlines demonizing the almond industry for their gallon-per-nut water usage and scolding urban populations for their lack of water conservation, there’s no single, clear-cut answer. The members of the California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment (CRAE) recently met to untangle the myths surrounding our current water crisis.

Continue reading

More posts about: Working Lands, Water



CONNECT