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Asian citrus psyllid feeding on citrus leaf
Oct 01, 2015

Beware the 'snake-oil salesman' selling HLB cures

California continues its fight against HLB as citrus industry warns growers to be cautious about false claims....More
Sep 25, 2015

Why does milk pricing have to be so complicated?

Could U.S. policy be to blame for the extremes in dairy pricing and for causing dairymen to go out of business?....More
Millions of angry bees could come to an urban neighborhood near you
Sep 16, 2015

More locations line up to legalize urban bee colonies

Now San Diego wants to legalize urban beekeeping near schools, parks....More
Sep 14, 2015

Hooray, football is back – pass the pig bladder

Hooray! College and professional football is back and it’s exciting to root again for your favorite teams. Finally, television is worth....More
New almond planting
Sep 10, 2015

Why do farmers have to defend making a profit?2

Why is it okay for software engineers and computer developers to profit richly but not the American farmer?....More
Bee on watermelon blossom
Sep 08, 2015

Move to okay bee hives in LA back yards is misguided1

Proposal to allow bee hives in Los Angeles yards is misguided and could do more harm than good....More
Sep 01, 2015

What if more water storage is good for the environment?8

Without saying it, the Environmental Defense Fund backs into the notion that more water storage might be a good thing....More
California Gov. Jerry Brown at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, Calif.
Aug 29, 2015

Higher Ag values can mask industry challenges

As California amasses higher agricultural values, the industry's true challenges are masked by rising prices....More
Aug 24, 2015

Our enemies haven't been as successful as our leaders

US enemies couldn't achieve what American politicians have in recent years....More
Aug 23, 2015

Indecision sinking California faster than epic drought2

Newly-released National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite imagery pictorially illustrates that California is sinking faster than....More
California Ag inspector checks for ACP in residential neighborhood
Aug 20, 2015

California's vigilance in HLB fight could reap rewards

Troubling as it may seem, discovering HLB in California could bring us closer to finding a cure for the disease....More
Kids raised around agriculture seem to do well in life.
Aug 19, 2015

Why agriculture is good for kids

Why children need to be exposed to agriculture....More
Onions growing in the southern California desert
Aug 17, 2015

Cuba's transition and the joys of Ag journalism

Good journalism does not happen in a vacuum. It takes effort and relationships to build....More
Aug 12, 2015

Frustrations flow over slow reactions to drought3

Californians frustrated over bureaucratic red tape, inaction in water emergency....More
Aug 10, 2015

Agricultural interviews are an honor, enjoyable – not ‘work’

Farm journalist is the second-best job out there, in my opinion, behind the farmer....More
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