Farm Press Blog http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en How are all those political contributions working out? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-are-all-those-political-contributions-working-out <div class="node-body blog-body">How effective are political donations from California agriculture?</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/how-are-all-those-political-contributions-working-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/how-are-all-those-political-contributions-working-out#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:20:00 +0000 148141 at http://westernfarmpress.com Selling forecasts from bad numbers http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/selling-forecasts-bad-numbers <div class="node-body blog-body">UCLA Anderson Report builds premises on inaccuracies</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/selling-forecasts-bad-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/selling-forecasts-bad-numbers#comments Miscellaneous Drought Farm Press Blog Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:04:00 +0000 147981 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Drip irrigation is used to water lettuse in the Salinas Valley.</p> Oil and water mix well for Kern County agriculture http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/oil-and-water-mix-well-kern-county-agriculture <div class="node-body blog-body">Oil and water are a good mix in parched California agricultural region</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/oil-and-water-mix-well-kern-county-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/oil-and-water-mix-well-kern-county-agriculture#comments Irrigation Farm Press Blog Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:11:00 +0000 148001 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>An oil well quietly pumps crude next to a Kern County vineyard.</p> Ag's diminishing patience could hurt political races http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/ags-diminishing-patience-could-hurt-political-races <div class="node-body blog-body">Agricultural donations to Republican races could be cut over immigration issues</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/ags-diminishing-patience-could-hurt-political-races" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/ags-diminishing-patience-could-hurt-political-races#comments Government Election Farm Press Blog Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 147991 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California State Capitol.</p> Some California runoff being stored; just not all of it http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/some-california-runoff-being-stored-just-not-all-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta pumping turned on in wake of recent rains</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/some-california-runoff-being-stored-just-not-all-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/some-california-runoff-being-stored-just-not-all-it#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 147971 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Shasta Lake on Feb. 1, 2014 with 1.65 milion acre feet of storage.</p> Bipartisan effort urges quick capture of water for ag http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/bipartisan-effort-urges-quick-capture-water-ag <div class="node-body blog-body">Bipartisan letter urges immediate action to capture storm runoff for California farmers</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/bipartisan-effort-urges-quick-capture-water-ag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/bipartisan-effort-urges-quick-capture-water-ag#comments Irrigation Drought Farm Press Blog Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:12:00 +0000 147521 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The high water mark for San Luis Reservoir is many yards up the hill. The reservoir is a key facility in the Central Valley Project that provides water for thousands of acres of Central California farmland.</p> March 25 was not just National Ag Day http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/march-25-was-not-just-national-ag-day <div class="node-body blog-body">National Ag Day and National Medal of Honor Day on same day: which one got more attention?</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/march-25-was-not-just-national-ag-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/march-25-was-not-just-national-ag-day#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 147421 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>U.S. Medals of Honor. From Wikimedia Commons.</p> Western agricultural scientist touts GMO safety, benefits http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/western-agricultural-scientist-touts-gmo-safety-benefits <div class="node-body blog-body">I am a strong proponent of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as a safe and healthy way to produce high quality food and fiber to help feed and clothe an exponentially growing world population using less land and 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/western-agricultural-scientist-touts-gmo-safety-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/western-agricultural-scientist-touts-gmo-safety-benefits#comments Miscellaneous BT (Bio Technology, Bacillus Thuringiensis, other?) Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 147321 at http://westernfarmpress.com Can Sites Reservoir get honest hearing? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/can-sites-reservoir-get-honest-hearing <div class="node-body blog-body">Sites Reservoir project formally introduced in Congress</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/can-sites-reservoir-get-honest-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/can-sites-reservoir-get-honest-hearing#comments Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:00:00 +0000 147281 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>A dry irrigation ditch filled with trash and tumbleweeds paints an epic picture of decades of inaction by political leaders to upgrade California&#39;s water infrastructure.</p> American exceptionalism starts with education http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/american-exceptionalism-starts-education <div class="node-body blog-body">American exceptionalism is borne from a passion, but is fueled by education.</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/american-exceptionalism-starts-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/american-exceptionalism-starts-education#comments Miscellaneous Business Farm Press Blog Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:19:00 +0000 147061 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Education policy borne from the legislative seats inside buildings like this has to change if American exceptionalism is to be fostered and our 21st Century challenges met.</p> Are we too balkanized to solve our problems? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/are-we-too-balkanized-solve-our-problems <div class="node-body blog-body">Are we too balkanized to address our agricultural challenges in a highly urbanized society?</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/are-we-too-balkanized-solve-our-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/are-we-too-balkanized-solve-our-problems#comments Irrigation Sustainable Agriculture Farm Press Blog Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:52:00 +0000 147031 at http://westernfarmpress.com What if agriculture could make Twitter skip a beat? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-if-agriculture-could-make-twitter-skip-beat <div class="node-body blog-body">What if agriculture's message could make Twitter skip a beat?</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-agriculture-could-make-twitter-skip-beat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-if-agriculture-could-make-twitter-skip-beat#comments Marketing and Promotion Farm Press Blog Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 146771 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Colorful boxes of oranges at a fruit stand.</p> Water rights holders call Feds on contract violation http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-rights-holders-call-feds-contract-violation <div class="node-body blog-body">California water rights holders call Feds on contract violation</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/water-rights-holders-call-feds-contract-violation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/water-rights-holders-call-feds-contract-violation#comments Government Regulations Farm Press Blog Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:26:00 +0000 146611 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Shasta Dam in January, 2014.</p> Greenpeace knows no shame in Golden Rice battle http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/greenpeace-knows-no-shame-golden-rice-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">Golden rice, a means to prevent the deaths of millions of children from vitamin A deficiency, is actively opposed by groups like Greenpeace.</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/greenpeace-knows-no-shame-golden-rice-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/greenpeace-knows-no-shame-golden-rice-battle#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Rice Farm Press Blog Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 146561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Operation Danish Bacon is not about animal rights http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/operation-danish-bacon-not-about-animal-rights <div class="node-body blog-body">The military should always be allowed to train surgeons with pigs or other live animals, despite protests from PETA.</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/operation-danish-bacon-not-about-animal-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/operation-danish-bacon-not-about-animal-rights#comments Government Management Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:30:00 +0000 146371 at http://westernfarmpress.com