Boise farmers market rally to focus on climate change

July 25, 2013 

— Farmers and food producers concerned about climate change and the effects extreme weather and drought could have on Idaho agriculture will speak Saturday during a rally at the Boise Farmers Market.

The "Producing Food, Reducing Carbon: An Event for People Who Grow and Eat Food" will encourage Idahoans to act on climate issues and to support President Barack Obama's initiatives to limit carbon emissions. It will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. at the market, held at the corner of 11th and Grove streets in downtown Boise.

Speakers will include Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise, the Democratic caucus chairwoman and a member of the Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee; Janie Burns, owner of Meadowlark Farm in Nampa; Chance Requa, owner of Requa Farms in Twin Falls; Greg Koenig, owner of Koenig Distillery and Winery in Caldwell; and Dave Krick, owner of Bittercreek Alehouse and Redfeather Lounge in Boise.

People are encouraged to learn more about the nationwide IWill movement to act on climate change by going online to www.iwillact.us.

Information: 208-716-0382.

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