Richard Cornett

Ag industry fires back at ‘Dirty Dozen’
California commodity growers have taken the gloves off in their fight to refute a list by the Environmental Working
Intensive farming and global warming
I am well aware of the many people who question the science promoting the concept that global warming is actually
Fertilizer vital for healthy world
It’s that time of the year when many people’s attention turns to shaping up for the summer. Many of us will go on
GE crops get clean bill of health
It’s official — the sky-is-falling predictions of critics who feared consumers who eat genetically engineered foods
Williamson Act in jeopardy
For farmers trying to survive in today’s ruinous economy it must seem like they have the cards stacked against
Environmental laws turn exasperating
Two very important issues that impact agriculture and are guaranteed to attract a lot of media coverage this year
California's agricultural bounty
Despite the barrage of doom-and-gloom stories that appeared in the California media in 2009 – ranging from high
Don’t blame obesity on farmers
One of the most important jobs a communications director has is correcting the media when it goes astray.
WPHA focuses on water shortage
The Western Plant Health Association hosted a regulatory conference in late August in downtown Sacramento that
Water shortage a top concern at WPHA Regulatory Conference
The Western Plant Health Association hosted a regulatory conference in late August in downtown Sacramento that
Farm tweets not just for birds
It’s amazing the stories that you come across while surfing the Web hunting for information on other
Ag responds to global warming 1
During a WPHA board of directors meeting in Fresno, I was fishing for some story ideas to research for this
Judicial battle over crop protection
Once again a federal agency has drafted an opinion that has put agriculture in the crosshairs while blatantly
New approach to meeting clean air goals more fair and balanced
Public hearings held in January by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) emphasize the point of how
A good PR strategy: Practice what you preach
Earlier this year I was asked to deliver a talk about how the public perceives the chemical industry in general and the
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