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How will California's agricultural economy and systems change as dairy declines
Jul 21, 2016

How dairy declines could impact other crops

The California dairy industry is declining under the weight of unprofitable and unsustainable milk prices....More
Jul 19, 2016

NCC tour creates better cotton producers, leaders

The June trip included about a dozen cotton growers from across the cotton belt – from Arizona to Georgia and many states in between. They traveled....More
California State Water Project needs upgrades
Jul 19, 2016

Farmers should pay attention to waterless development2

Proposing new urban development in the California desert without a source of sustainable water defies logic and flies in the face of what the....More
Jul 14, 2016

Get that DNA out of my food!2

Eighty percent of consumers polled in a recent Oklahoma State University survey didn’t want no stinkin’ deoxyribonucleic acid in their....More
Senators push to preempt states from GMO labeling.
Jul 08, 2016

Senators seek to preempt states from GMO laws3

Senators Roberts and Stabenow push for GMO preemption legislation....More
Jun 30, 2016

El Niño or La Niña: California unprepared for both6

Regardless of the Spanish-named climatic condition, California is unprepared to help its residents weather both....More
California water policy has lead to more well-drilling activities
Jun 28, 2016

The bigger picture if three times more Central Valley groundwater exists1

Stanford study suggests California might have several times more groundwater than previously thought....More
June Dairy Month celebrates sustainable milk industry
Jun 21, 2016

June Dairy Month honors more than just the cows

A vibrant and sustainable dairy industry can go a long way towards sustaining entire agricultural economies....More
Jun 17, 2016

Video focuses on vulgarity-sex to sell organic, dispel pesticides1

“This video directly and falsely impact consumer opinions about how we grow and raise food, which in turn, directly impacts the present and the....More
Jun 13, 2016

Citrus industry not waiting for public funds to fight HLB

The fight to find cure for Huanglongbing is life-or-death for the U.S. citrus industry and for California growers....More
Jun 03, 2016

California High Speed Rail going nowhere fast2

An interesting editorial in the recent Wall Street Journal (California Bullet Train to Whenever) says the federally-supported High Speed Rail (HSR)....More
May 26, 2016

How emotions hurt communities and the environment3

How has man's desire to hemp nature actually hurt the environment?....More
Tree and irrigation canal
May 26, 2016

Sometimes dirt-road journeys are the most rewarding

Writing about agriculture didn’t come until several years into my journalism career. While at the time I saw my duties of writing about farming and....More
May 25, 2016

High school graduation, agricultural dreams follow similar paths

The high school graduation season is wrapping up with 12-grade pigskins in hands, and young graduates believing the world is at their fingertips....More
U.S. Capitol
May 19, 2016

What role should science play in GMO debate?

Is science important in developing decisions of public policy surrounding agriculture?....More
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