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Leaders Convene to Discuss the Future California Bioeconomy

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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. 

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Cultivating California’s Bioeconomy: Turning Ag Waste Into Profit

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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.

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New Collaboration: North Bay Climate Adaptation Initiative

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Every day, a growing number of people come to realize how the changing climate is affecting (and will affect) our lives, economy, health, and environment. Though our solutions must include bold steps to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, we must also prepare for the coming crises - that preparation is called climate adaptation. Incidentally, that preparation also brings a host of other benefits that help our community, the natural world, and our society, thrive.

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CRAE Summit: New Perspectives on How Working Lands Work

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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. 

 

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5 Key Strategies to CRAE Success

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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. 

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Welcome to our New Look!

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We proudly introduce you to the new Ag Innovations! With an updated look and website, we're ramping up our efforts to develop collaborative models that tackle complex social problems in our three impact areas: Local Food, Water, and Working Lands. Listen to Ag Innovations President, Joseph McIntyre, talk about our vision. 

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