This week, I speak with Kara Heckert, a regional director at the
nonprofit American Farmland
Trust. Its mission is to save America’s farms and ranches.
Kara works there on agricultural sustainability and natural
resource conservation in California. America’s farmers are facing
some very real challenges right now. Wildfires, drought, loss of
farmland, and a history of discrimination. In this episode, we
look more closely at all these issues.
“Supporting our local agriculture and farmland needs to be looked
at as a public health issue. Local food is seen as healthier…
local farming is better for the climate… there’s all sorts of