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Nov 05, 2013

Farmer’s field to loaf record gets Guinness nod

How long does it take to harvest wheat and bake 13 loaves of bread? For producer Neil Unger, only 16 minutes and 30 seconds — field to loaf....More
Nov 04, 2013

Farmland too often not seen for environmental benefits1

Agriculture gets too little credit and too much blame for its environmental impacts....More
Nov 04, 2013

Fall is a celebration of harvests, friends, success

The fall months are a celebratory time of the year in agriculture. Growers are busily harvesting an abundance of various crops following months of....More
Oct 31, 2013

Is the wine shortage a false alarm?

There is no wine supply apocalypse, but the flow is tightening....More
Oct 29, 2013

Cargo theft, cattle rustling cripple farmers and ranchers1

Cargo theft and cattle rustling are crippling crimes for farmers and ranchers. Theft may take the form of one big grab and run, or it may be the....More
Oct 28, 2013

Pig farmer replays Deliverance with repo men

When pig farmer Donal Connaughton tried forcing two repo men to strip naked and hop in a pen with a hog, it was almost like a real-life version of....More
Oct 21, 2013

Boiler room wine fraudsters headed for prison

Daniel Snelling was set to pull off a triple crown wine con when the walls began closing in....More
Oct 21, 2013

Is agriculture poised for an employment boom?1

Could difficulties in agriculture pose financial success for some?....More
Oct 17, 2013

Where is one-fifth of the world’s fresh water hiding?1

The War of the Straws goes on as the mad scramble for water can be felt everywhere — almost....More
Oct 16, 2013

Dementia brings legal end to burn pit tragedy

Three people fell into farmer Phillip Andrew Whitney’s burn pits from 1996-2011 in a chain of tragedies compounded by neglect and dereliction....More
Oct 15, 2013

Raccoons and cartoons an agriculture time bomb

The Rascal raccoon saga is a textbook case of allowing an invasive species in through the front door....More
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Oct 14, 2013

Global warming presents fresh opportunities3

If global warming is real, then it might be time to plan that migration to one of the Earth's poles....More
Honeybees flying into hive.
Oct 11, 2013

San Diego County supervisors abuzz over bees

San Diego County Supervisors seek regulatory solutions for bee deaths....More
Oct 08, 2013

Who are the top 100 private landowners in the US?

The Land Report 100 is the tale of the tape for America's biggest landowners. The bottom of the list is as telling as the top: Just to get a seat at....More
Oct 08, 2013

Looming 2014 California water crisis strikes fear in farmers6

California producers are definitely resourceful, but many are feeling like they have no play yet for next season. It will be a long winter of looking....More
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