Farm Press Blog http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en California water decisions lead to misplaced outrage http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-water-decisions-lead-misplaced-outrage <div class="node-body blog-body">California's drought and the misplaced outrage over water allocations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-water-decisions-lead-misplaced-outrage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-water-decisions-lead-misplaced-outrage#comments Irrigation Irrigation Farm Press Blog Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:26:00 +0000 157651 at http://westernfarmpress.com California agriculture's use of water is not the problem http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-agricultures-use-water-not-problem <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. water policy has pushed humans to secondary users of water behind the environment</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-agricultures-use-water-not-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-agricultures-use-water-not-problem#comments Irrigation Irrigation Farm Press Blog Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:00:00 +0000 157591 at http://westernfarmpress.com Sticky cotton prevention requires total industry involvement http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sticky-cotton-prevention-requires-total-industry-involvement <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The global agricultural industry has its list of challenges. Quality always remains a top priority across the farming sector, including the cotton industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sticky-cotton-prevention-requires-total-industry-involvement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/sticky-cotton-prevention-requires-total-industry-involvement#comments Cotton Farm Press Blog Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:12:00 +0000 157511 at http://westernfarmpress.com When numbers and stories don't add up to good policy http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/when-numbers-and-stories-dont-add-good-policy <div class="node-body blog-body">California's water policy is failing to help farmers, cities and the environment</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/when-numbers-and-stories-dont-add-good-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/when-numbers-and-stories-dont-add-good-policy#comments Irrigation Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:52:00 +0000 157431 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>While farmers have had their irrigation sources curtailed, urban residents are merely told to &quot;limit outdoor watering.&quot;</p> State regulators defend California agriculture http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/state-regulators-defend-california-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">When state regulators defend agriculture the best thing we can do is say 'thank you.'</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/state-regulators-defend-california-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/state-regulators-defend-california-agriculture#comments Government Farm Press Blog Fri, 03 Apr 2015 02:43:00 +0000 157371 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California uses highway signs to state the obvious. Some people think the call to &quot;limit&quot; outdoor watering when farmers have been completely cut off from irrigation water is a bit ironic.</p> What if California stopped growing food for consumers? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-if-california-stopped-growing-food-consumers <div class="node-body blog-body">Could drought be an open door to beginning policy discussion on very basic questions about water?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-if-california-stopped-growing-food-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-if-california-stopped-growing-food-consumers#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 157101 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span>Mature cabbage and red and yellow onions for sale at Jack London Square, Oakland, Calif.&nbsp;<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">USDA photo by Lance Cheung.</a></span></p> Activist groups not much different than a fly http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/activist-groups-not-much-different-fly <div class="node-body blog-body">Mission statements of activist groups don't match their true motives</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/activist-groups-not-much-different-fly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/activist-groups-not-much-different-fly#comments Miscellaneous Groups & Organizations Farm Press Blog Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:50:00 +0000 157071 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agriculturalists weigh in, discuss mandatory GMO labeling issue http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/agriculturalists-weigh-discuss-mandatory-gmo-labeling-issue <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In recent months, two speakers at major farm industry events held in the West shared their thoughts on the proposed mandatory labeling of food products grown with genetically-modified traits.</p> <p>The speakers included y included: James Borel, executive vice-president of the DuPont company; and Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis Cooperative Extension specialist who specializes in animal genomics and biotechnology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/agriculturalists-weigh-discuss-mandatory-gmo-labeling-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/agriculturalists-weigh-discuss-mandatory-gmo-labeling-issue#comments Government Plant and Animal Health Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:17:00 +0000 156971 at http://westernfarmpress.com Remembering Kennedy's words on National Ag Day http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/remembering-kennedys-words-national-ag-day <div class="node-body blog-body">On National Ag Day we remember the words of President Kennedy at San Luis Dam dedication</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/remembering-kennedys-words-national-ag-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/remembering-kennedys-words-national-ag-day#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:48:00 +0000 156951 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, left, with President John F. Kennedy in Palm Springs, Calif.</span>&nbsp;</p> California's lack of embarrassment is appalling http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/californias-lack-embarrassment-appalling <div class="node-body blog-body">Third world water conditions exist in same state responsible for the personal computer</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/californias-lack-embarrassment-appalling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/californias-lack-embarrassment-appalling#comments Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 09 Mar 2015 23:24:00 +0000 156641 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California lawmakers appear unwilling to address common sense mitigation measures to drought. <em>Photo by USDA.</em></p>