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May 28, 2015

State Ag Board to ‘Live Stream’ Meeting on Drought Impacts & Public Perceptions

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced that the State Board of Food and Agriculture will “live stream” a public meeting focusing on the complexity of drought impacts and a wide range of public perceptions.  The meeting will be held on June 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 ‘N’ Street – Main Auditorium, Sacramento, CA 95814. Interested parties can attend in person or can view the meeting live online at:

Invited speakers include: Richard Howitt, Jay Lund and Josue Medellin-Azuara from University of California-Davis, who prepared a study on drought impacts in 2014 and are updating those findings; Roxi Beck of the Center for Food Integrity, a non-profit organization working to build and maintain confidence in the modern food system; and media representatives Alissa Walker of Gizmodo, Nathanael Johnson of Grist, and Tom Philpott of Mother Jones, who will share their perspectives on drought perceptions in the public and the media.