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West Coast ports on strike
Feb 05, 2015

West Coast ports stoppage ripples inland with layoffs

West Coast ports shutdown forces California food processors to close shop until stoppage is over....More
The Sacramento River at Red Bluff
Feb 02, 2015

People can't drink studies: they need water

California can ill-afford to waste more time on studies as wells go dry and third-world conditions expand in the Golden State....More
Irrigation water in a California canal
Jan 26, 2015

Newspapers challenge California to see need for water

Newspaper editorials begin to challenge public thought on how water is currently used in California....More
Jan 20, 2015

98 percent of U.S. cotton farms are family operated

Newspaper, website, and magazine headlines which assert that corporations - not families – operate the majority of U.S. farms are simply....More
Storm clouds over Tulare wheat field
Jan 16, 2015

Will drought, ports issue create 'Perfect Storm' for Ag?

Does the ports slowdown and drought combine to create 'perfect storm' for American agriculture?....More
American food security is jeopardized by lack of sustainable water for farming
Jan 08, 2015

California has no future without sustainable water

Building High Speed Rail without providing adequate water for California is irresponsible....More
Jan 05, 2015

Fundamental policy changes needed to reverse 'greying'

Fundamental changes are necessary in U.S. agricultural policy if domestic food production is to remain sustainable....More
Jan 02, 2015

Goodbye 2014 – wishes aplenty for 2015 New Year

Happy New Year! I’m glad it’s 2015. Good riddance to 2014 which is now toast – adios – history - kaput.  With hopefully....More
Shasta Dam
Dec 27, 2014

Water the cornerstone to building a better California

Water availability needs to be higher on list when it comes to urban planning desires....More
Dry dock on Shasta Lake
Dec 22, 2014

Trillion is the new terabyte

NASA's prediction of 11 trillion gallons of water needed sounds like a computer pitch for terabytes of storage....More
Dec 15, 2014

Agriculture must quickly throttle up its public relations

We have all said and heard this phrase many times before – ‘Times have changed.’ As a child, the only television in the house was a....More
California almonds
Dec 14, 2014

Almond Board helps growers overcome challenges1

Almond Board of California paves successful path for growers and handlers alike....More
Dec 11, 2014

It’s Christmas time – from a tree grower’s perspective

Halleluiah, its Christmas time. The weather has cooled (too little or too much depending on where you live). In less snow-covered areas, fallen....More
Dec 02, 2014

California raises wine glasses in toast of rain

Forecasters somewhat optimistic about chance of rain in California....More
Nov 24, 2014

Counting America's agricultural blessings

America's agricultural blessings mean more than sustenance for a growing population....More
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