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Oct 22, 2014

Proposition 1 water bond a step forward for California agriculture

Individual farmers and ranchers living through California’s drought crisis understand the real economic impact of the last three years of....More
Nearly 1 million acres of farmland sat fallow in California in 2014
Oct 13, 2014

How the well-fed think we need to feed the world

Claims that cutting food waste sounds good, but it does little to meet global food demand....More
Oct 10, 2014

Sirens, chase turn field day into harrowing experience

We have heard for years that agriculture is the most dangerous occupation amid the many hazards involved in planting, nurturing, harvesting,....More
Oct 09, 2014

Are long-range weather forecasts getting better?

Some long-range weather forecasters seem to be improving their prediction success....More
San Andreas Fault zone
Oct 08, 2014

Could USGS data help California with groundwater law?

California needs good science to understand underground aquifers. The USGS just might have that information....More
George Delgado
Oct 07, 2014

Dust Bowl images share resemblance to modern day

There are striking similarities in the images we saw taken by Dorothea Lange during the Dust Bowl, and those taken in modern-day, drought-ravaged....More
Oct 06, 2014

Will California rainy season begin by Halloween?

Private weather forecasting firm has good track record of long-range prognostications....More
Oct 01, 2014

No place for fear mongering in organic vs. conventional

Fear can be both a good and horrible feeling which can drive people either to make sensible decisions or those which are shaky, unfounded, and lack....More
Asian citrus psyllids feat on tangarine tree
Oct 01, 2014

California citrus needs urban allies in ACP fight

Urban residents in citrus growing region of California claim to have never heard of Asian citrus psyllid or its dangers. This presents an uphill....More
Protest march
Sep 22, 2014

Global climate marches spur more division than debate

Climate marches spur more division than debate....More
The Sacramento River as it flows into Shasta Lake in August, 2014.
Sep 19, 2014

USBR raises fish flows while humans go without water

California should be trucking water in food-grade tankers to residents in need rather than using it to increase fish flows....More
Sep 19, 2014

Pitahaya fruit a future western Top-10 crop contender?

Odds are some of you have never heard of pitahaya fruit. Pitahaya what? My computer Inbox recently included a pitahaya crop meeting notice from....More
Asian citrus psyllid feeds on small tree in southern California
Sep 15, 2014

Does California need more PCAs for ACP fight?

California PCAs say they are "too busy" to employ more aggressive ACP sampling techniques....More
A bridge across the San Andreas Fault
Sep 08, 2014

Did Napa quake unearth groundwater?

Did the earthquake in Napa unearth a new supply of water? Why are those creeks flowing then if we're in a drought?....More
Sep 03, 2014

DPR report sets record straight on pesticide safety

Sept. 2 was a great day for California agriculture and a major migraine headache producer for the anti-pesticide crowd. The California Department of....More
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