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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 drought1

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
Aug 07, 2015

California needs El Niño water...not a weather dud1

Will El Niño be a bust this year? Some think not....More
Sacramento State Capitol building
Jul 29, 2015

Why good domestic agricultural policy is vital2

Does America need better agricultural policy?....More
Jul 27, 2015

Decades of failed leadership dry up progress3

Clarity of hindsight reveals decades of poor leadership in California....More
Jul 22, 2015

Rural community rallies to save family in harm’s way

Inside the home, an elderly woman, 90, laid in bed – her life connected to an electric-powered oxygen machine. Suddenly, a loud cracking sound during....More
Jul 15, 2015

Telling farmers what to plant is not the solution3

Telling farmers what to grow based on water use is not how you solve western water woes....More
Jul 14, 2015

Winning battle against ACP/HLB will take effort

Fighting California's battle against the Asian citrus psyllid and Huanglongbing will take combined effort....More
California drought could be broken by El Nino
Jul 02, 2015

Is California on tap for wet winter this year?1

Predictions of El Nino suggest California and Arizona could see drought conditions greatly reduced by next year....More
Central Valley agricultural production leads the world
Jun 30, 2015

Picking numbers and random thoughts

Today I wrote down on the white board I use for planning purposes what I think NASS will come out with tomorrow when the objective almond forecast is....More
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