Dennis Pollock

California's HLB citrus challenge
California’s citrus growers and packers saw a lot of green last year, and it wasn’t in the form of currency. Although
Battling citrus freeze vulnerability
Nick Hill was preparing to greet a customary holiday guest — freezing cold temperatures that could harm his citrus
California commodity outlook
These commodity outlooks were presented at the 28th Annual Agribusiness Management Conference in Fresno, an event
Ag concerns mount
A speaker at a Fresno agribusiness conference tossed some cold water on the hopes of some participants that had been
Olive oil acreage increases
Assemble a couple hundred people for a field day on California olive oil production and somebody is certain to make a
Olive growers confident of prospects
There’s palpable excitement in the voices of Gordon Wiebe and Richard Sawatzky as they talk of their newest farming
Pistachio crops continue expanding
A shake-up in the California pistachio industry is not limited to the machinery that rumbles through orchards and
Raisin grape exports promising
A heat wave in California’s San Joaquin Valley stepped up the harvest of raisin grapes, while the industry looked at
Agribusiness aims at green practices
As surely as the globe’s climate is changing, its business climate is changing as well. That was the gist of a meeting
Solutions to tree fruit inking
A problem that had plagued California’s tree fruit industry during harvests a decade ago has resurfaced – this time in
Tree fruit field day offers up solutions to old problem of inking
A problem that had plagued California's tree fruit industry during harvests a decade ago has resurfaced this time in
Citrus psyllid making growers more nervous
The California and Arizona citrus industry was already nervous with the discovery of citrus psyllid in Southern
Table grape harvest shows promise
Bigger is often better, it seems, in the world of table grapes; at least in the eyes of shoppers. And sweeter is even
Depression driving some dairymen to suicide
The deepest economic depression in the California dairy industry since the Great Depression has bared a subject far more compelling than the cost of feed and the price of milk. It is suicide.
Lifetime as dairyman comes to end
Fred Machado, 77, sits at the dining table of his Easton, Calif., home where he frequently gathered with family members
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