Farm Press Blog http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed en What would Super Bowl be without the farmer? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-would-super-bowl-be-without-farmer <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers will feed millions of Super Bowl parties this weekend</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-would-super-bowl-be-without-farmer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/what-would-super-bowl-be-without-farmer#comments Irrigation Events Farm Press Blog Fri, 05 Feb 2016 01:53:00 +0000 164751 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Getty Images Photo.</p> Growers ‘dancing in their orchards’ - maybe not just yet http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/growers-dancing-their-orchards-maybe-not-just-yet <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I sometimes wonder about the accuracy of the weather forecasts from meteorologists. I checked with Internet god &lsquo;Mr. Google&rsquo; and couldn&rsquo;t derive much information on forecasting accuracy.</p> <p>Yet to their credit, meteorologists have been mostly &lsquo;spot on&rsquo; so far this winter in California and Arizona with accurate predictions of El Nino-tied rain and snow storms with a heavy smattering of cold temperatures.</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/growers-dancing-their-orchards-maybe-not-just-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/growers-dancing-their-orchards-maybe-not-just-yet#comments Orchard Crops Almonds Citrus Grapes Pecans Pistachios Walnuts Farm Press Blog Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:01:00 +0000 164711 at http://westernfarmpress.com Agricultural losses add up as crooks profit http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/agricultural-losses-add-crooks-profit <div class="node-body blog-body">Thieves continue to steal truckloads of tree nuts and bee hives in California</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/agricultural-losses-add-crooks-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/agricultural-losses-add-crooks-profit#comments Orchard Crops Tree Nuts Vegetables Farm Press Blog Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:05:00 +0000 164611 at http://westernfarmpress.com Does California policy support agricultural production? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/does-california-policy-support-agricultural-production <div class="node-body blog-body">Do permanent crops have the support of state and federal lawmakers and policy?</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/does-california-policy-support-agricultural-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/does-california-policy-support-agricultural-production#comments Orchard Crops Crops Farm Press Blog Tue, 26 Jan 2016 20:59:00 +0000 164561 at http://westernfarmpress.com Why is California not storing more water? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/why-california-not-storing-more-water <div class="node-body blog-body">California regulators waste opportunity to capture storm runoff</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/why-california-not-storing-more-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/why-california-not-storing-more-water#comments Irrigation El Nino Farm Press Blog Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:39:00 +0000 164411 at http://westernfarmpress.com Former activist now touts GMO crops, transparency http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/former-activist-now-touts-gmo-crops-transparency <div class="node-body blog-body">Three years ago, environmental activist Mark Lynas did an ‘about face’ and abandoned his anti-GMO crusade. Today, he supports and defends biotechnology, and is a partner with Cornell University to expand GMO crop use to enable farmers in less-developed countries grow improved crops without pesticides.</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/former-activist-now-touts-gmo-crops-transparency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/former-activist-now-touts-gmo-crops-transparency#comments Miscellaneous Almonds American Farm Bureau Federation Grapes Pistachios Walnuts Farm Press Blog Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:59:00 +0000 164301 at http://westernfarmpress.com California Milk Advisory Board's award-winning float http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-milk-advisory-boards-award-winning-float <div class="node-body blog-body">California Milk Advisory Board wins with New Year's parade float in Pasadena</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-milk-advisory-boards-award-winning-float" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-milk-advisory-boards-award-winning-float#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:03:00 +0000 164161 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Getty Images photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez.</p> Could coastal desalination efforts help farmers? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/could-coastal-desalination-efforts-help-farmers <div class="node-body blog-body">Could desalination plants improve water availability 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/could-coastal-desalination-efforts-help-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/could-coastal-desalination-efforts-help-farmers#comments Irrigation Farm Press Blog Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:24:00 +0000 163971 at http://westernfarmpress.com Extreme environmental groups try to spoil ‘Happy Holidays’ http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/extreme-environmental-groups-try-spoil-happy-holidays <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Christmastime, the days before and just after, are considered special times for families to join together, celebrate their holiday-religious beliefs, and let go of the stresses and pressures of everyday life.</p> <p>Unfortunately the incessant begging of extreme environmental groups during this special time of the year fails to take a hiatus.</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/extreme-environmental-groups-try-spoil-happy-holidays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/extreme-environmental-groups-try-spoil-happy-holidays#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:27:00 +0000 163861 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Photo: Getty Images</p> 'Dead Harvest' calls attention to decades of bad policy http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dead-harvest-calls-attention-decades-bad-policy <div class="node-body blog-body">Movie on California's water woes seeks to turn political tide</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/dead-harvest-calls-attention-decades-bad-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dead-harvest-calls-attention-decades-bad-policy#comments Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:07:00 +0000 163831 at http://westernfarmpress.com California earns poor grades for water management http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-earns-poor-grades-water-management <div class="node-body blog-body">NRDC gives California poor grades in handling the drought</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-earns-poor-grades-water-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/california-earns-poor-grades-water-management#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:20:00 +0000 163681 at http://westernfarmpress.com Are nickel-and-dime projects meeting CVPIA mandate? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/are-nickel-and-dime-projects-meeting-cvpia-mandate <div class="node-body blog-body">23 years after the CVPIA, fish are dying and humans are out of 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/are-nickel-and-dime-projects-meeting-cvpia-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/are-nickel-and-dime-projects-meeting-cvpia-mandate#comments Government Government Farm Press Blog Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:59:00 +0000 163651 at http://westernfarmpress.com Almond conference blossoms as industry grows http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/almond-conference-blossoms-industry-grows <div class="node-body blog-body">Almond conference blossoms as industry grows</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/almond-conference-blossoms-industry-grows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/almond-conference-blossoms-industry-grows#comments Tree Nuts Almonds Farm Press Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 21:02:00 +0000 163571 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California almonds in the shell</p> Dear Santa: Make my Christmas tree real, sustainable http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dear-santa-make-my-christmas-tree-real-sustainable <div class="node-body blog-body">A real Christmas tree with its pure odorific tree smell beats the pants off the artificial version - hands down. Warning - smelling plastic branches may deliver an unwelcome petroleum ‘high.’ Sniff away at a real tree as the divine odor permeates the home. Contest over.</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/dear-santa-make-my-christmas-tree-real-sustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dear-santa-make-my-christmas-tree-real-sustainable#comments Orchard Crops Cotton Grapes Farm Press Blog Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:59:00 +0000 163491 at http://westernfarmpress.com Who’s behind big, bad Delta island water grab? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/who-s-behind-big-bad-delta-island-water-grab <div class="node-body blog-body">One question no one asks is: Why haven’t those who vow to protect the Delta try buying the islands themselves? Apparently the Swiss company that owns the land has had them on the market for a few years.</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/who-s-behind-big-bad-delta-island-water-grab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/who-s-behind-big-bad-delta-island-water-grab#comments Miscellaneous Drought Farm Press Blog Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:49:00 +0000 163461 at http://westernfarmpress.com