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Jim Muck is one of a younger generation of growers who have embraced farming after initially rejecting it. The thrill of his job is connecting directly with customers.

If you’ve spent time with veterans of war, you’ve probably noticed something they often have in common: Many of them have incredible stories to tell, but they are reluctant to share them.

Ginger Rutland concludes a quarter-century on The Bee’s editorial board

What is the potential for Sacramento to be seen as a food destination and as source of food products that are world famous?

The provocateur in question, Joel Kotkin, is brilliant. Brilliant at promoting himself. Brilliant at his selective use of facts to support his arguments.

Farm to Fork offers the potential to change how we eat, while creating new opportunities for local farmers and food producers. But Farm to Fork and its inaugural festival also offer the potential to rethink how we use our urban spaces.

Cities and counties can advance the local food movement by updating some of their policies.

The Sacramento Valley is known for its agricultural innovation. Think sushi rice, Blue Diamond almonds, farmed sturgeon and other products. But can the region also make its mark by exporting innovative ideas about feeding the poor? The Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is answering that question.

One measure of a healthy society is its capacity to embrace change. History is replete with struggles between enforcers of the status quo and those rebelling against it. The forces of stasis are powerful, and sometimes their caution has merit. But often we are surprised by how quickly attitudes can shift, technology can transform and antiquated dictates and dictators can be taken down.

To be a capital for local food, Sacramento must go back to the future – bringing back lost canneries, slaughterhouses and basic cooking skills. What are 'gaps' to eating local?

As is now apparent, Gov. Jerry Brown is determined to build a pair of enormous water tunnels under the Delta to benefit Southern California and San Joaquin Valley agribusinesses.

One of the reasons I'm grateful to live and work in midtown is the serendipity. On Thursday evening, I was working in my office at 21st and Q. Suddenly I heard the sounds of a brass band belting out New Orleans music. "Am I hearing things?" I asked a colleague. No, there was a brass band out there. I jumped on my bicycle to investigate.

We were reminded of this, once again, with the national and international response to Jack Ohman's April 25 cartoon on Gov. Rick Perry's attempts to lure businesses to Texas with promise of minimal regulation.

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