Farm Press Blog http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/19467/feed The Farm Press Daily Blog en Global climate marches spur more division than debate http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/global-climate-marches-spur-more-division-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">Climate marches spur more division than debate</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/global-climate-marches-spur-more-division-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/global-climate-marches-spur-more-division-debate#comments Miscellaneous Weather Farm Press Blog Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:49:00 +0000 152511 at http://westernfarmpress.com USBR raises fish flows while humans go without water http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/usbr-raises-fish-flows-while-humans-go-without-water <div class="node-body blog-body">California should be trucking water in food-grade tankers to residents in need rather than using it to increase fish flows.</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/usbr-raises-fish-flows-while-humans-go-without-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/usbr-raises-fish-flows-while-humans-go-without-water#comments Government Drought Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:07:00 +0000 152441 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The Sacramento River as it flows into Shasta Lake in August, 2014.</p> Pitahaya fruit a future western Top-10 crop contender? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/pitahaya-fruit-future-western-top-10-crop-contender <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Odds are some of you have never heard of pitahaya fruit. Pitahaya what?</p> <p>My computer Inbox recently included a pitahaya crop meeting notice from University of California (UC) farm advisor Jose Aguiar in Riverside County on an upcoming Pitahaya Fruit Mini Festival in Indio.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ve heard of the cactus fruit but have never reported on it. I noticed the first item on the agenda was a pitahaya ice cream testing. It was time to jump in the truck and go. Unfortunately a quick glance at the calendar indicated a schedule conflict.</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/pitahaya-fruit-future-western-top-10-crop-contender" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/pitahaya-fruit-future-western-top-10-crop-contender#comments Miscellaneous Fruits Farm Press Blog Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:37:00 +0000 152411 at http://westernfarmpress.com Does California need more PCAs for ACP fight? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/does-california-need-more-pcas-acp-fight <div class="node-body blog-body">California PCAs say they are "too busy" to employ more aggressive ACP sampling techniques</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-need-more-pcas-acp-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/does-california-need-more-pcas-acp-fight#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Farm Press Blog Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:47:00 +0000 152291 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Asian citrus psyllid feeds on small tree in a residential southern California neighborhood</p> Did Napa quake unearth groundwater? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/did-napa-quake-unearth-groundwater <div class="node-body blog-body">Did the earthquake in Napa unearth a new supply of water? Why are those creeks flowing then if we're in a 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/did-napa-quake-unearth-groundwater" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/did-napa-quake-unearth-groundwater#comments Miscellaneous Soil Farm Press Blog Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:16:00 +0000 152151 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The San Andreas Fault forms a small creek bed near Parkfield, Calif.</p> DPR report sets record straight on pesticide safety http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dpr-report-sets-record-straight-pesticide-safety <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Sept. 2 was a great day for California agriculture and a major migraine headache producer for the anti-pesticide crowd.</p> <p>The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that once again that the vast majority of produce the public agency tested in 2013 had little or no detectable pesticide residues and&hellip;posed no health risks to the public.</p> <p>Let&rsquo;s relish those last seven words &ndash; &ldquo;posed no health risks to the public&rdquo; &ndash; magic words in farm speak.</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/dpr-report-sets-record-straight-pesticide-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/dpr-report-sets-record-straight-pesticide-safety#comments Miscellaneous Pesticides Farm Press Blog Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:08:00 +0000 151991 at http://westernfarmpress.com 'We the People' suffer most from California water wars http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/we-people-suffer-most-california-water-wars <div class="node-body blog-body">San Joaquin Valley congressman openly critical of farmers who have concerns over his emergency water legislation</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/we-people-suffer-most-california-water-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/we-people-suffer-most-california-water-wars#comments Government Legislation Farm Press Blog Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:27:00 +0000 151881 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Friant Dam and Millerton Lake near Fresno, Calif.</p> Vague political promises promote pork programs http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/vague-political-promises-promote-pork-programs <div class="node-body blog-body">Vague political promises promote pork spending, particularly in California water politics</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/vague-political-promises-promote-pork-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/vague-political-promises-promote-pork-programs#comments Government Election Farm Press Blog Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:50:00 +0000 151631 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Pork spending is popular practice with political leaders in Sacramento.</p> Safeway stakeholders reject anti-GMO labeling proposal http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/safeway-stakeholders-reject-anti-gmo-labeling-proposal <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A news release from the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) hit my computer Inbox recently which outlined the Safeway grocery store chain&rsquo;s recent rejection of an anti-GMO (genetically-modified organisms) mandatory labeling proposal.</p> <p>At the August Safeway shareholders annual meeting in Pleasanton, Calif., Safeway decided to side with the NCPPR to reject an anti-scientific shareholder proposal to force Safeway to apply labels on products containing GMOs.</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/safeway-stakeholders-reject-anti-gmo-labeling-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/safeway-stakeholders-reject-anti-gmo-labeling-proposal#comments Miscellaneous Farm Press Blog Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:00:00 +0000 151591 at http://westernfarmpress.com Will the next $7.5B truly flow to where needed? http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/will-next-75b-truly-flow-where-needed <div class="node-body blog-body">When it comes to water and politics we’ve made things way too complicated, and it’s apparently costing California taxpayers billions of dollars. Without patting him on the back or pouring cold water into his arguments, there’s a retired farmer from Central California who’s personally bankrolling an advertising campaign in several large California newspapers to ask a good question: Where has all the money gone that California voters approved over the years for water projects? </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/will-next-75b-truly-flow-where-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/will-next-75b-truly-flow-where-needed#comments Government Election Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:05:00 +0000 151551 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The State Capitol building in Sacramento, Calif.</p>