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Biologist releasing a Chinook salmon in Butte Creek.
Aug 29, 2016

Should California eradicate bass from the Delta?3

It’s rather ironic that one state agency and its agricultural and research partners can be hailed for eliminating an invasive species, while....More
Aug 17, 2016

Central Valley’s Highway 99 becoming parking lot2

A recent commentary where I supported California’s High Speed Rail (HSR) has led to the accusation that I have been “Drinking the Kool-....More
Aug 16, 2016

VCRs, funeral, and a new strawberry transplanter

The VCR is dead – toast. It’s time for the funeral. The videocassette recorder, for those old enough to remember this incredible....More
Lake Mead falls to historic lows
Aug 16, 2016

Farmers' Almanac calls for wet western winter

Farmers' Almanac predicts cold,wet winter for much of the country in 2016-17....More
PETA seeks memorial to chickens killed in highway crash
Aug 11, 2016

Is a chicken restaurant on Hwy 99 a just memorial?

PETA wants memorial erected to commemorate chickens that died in a highway crash....More
Aug 11, 2016

Upland cotton’s sad plight a wake-up call4

USDA is doling out $300 million to support American Upland cotton producers. The agency is calling it “Cotton Ginning Cost Share.” I call....More
National Cotton Council hosts producer tour in California
Aug 05, 2016

Producer tours are invaluable for the information shared

I’ve come to learn that agriculture is more about people –food is our common bond. Watching and listening to the interactions between California....More
Farm commodity prices rarely match trends in retail costs
Aug 01, 2016

Website invites consumers to see food price mark-ups1

The California-based Western Growers Association recently revamped its “Produce Price Index” (PPI) website to allow consumers to easily identify the....More
Jul 28, 2016

Fear mongering $$$ better spent on solving hunger2

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock (with all of the violent atrocities occurring daily around the world lately I wouldn’t blame you....More
How will California's agricultural economy and systems change as dairy declines
Jul 21, 2016

How dairy declines could impact other crops1

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 development3

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!3

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
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