Pruning season

With his selection of Kathleen Merrigan as deputy secretary of agriculture, President Barack Obama cracks open the door for organic and sustainable farming.

Farm boy

SN&R’s president and CEO interviews state Secretary of Food and Agriculture A.G. Kawamura.

Back in business

SN&R’s publisher goes to Washington, meets Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and returns to Sacramento feeling more confident about America.

Waste not, want not

The Sacramento region is developing a plan to recycle more construction and demolition debris, and send less to local landfills.