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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
Oct 08, 2013

Governor's veto sours California citrus industry1

California governor vetos bill that would have helped control Asian citrus psyllid....More
Oct 07, 2013

Farmer cheats death with pocketknife

In the pantheon of survival stories, Barry Lynch and his pocketknife have claimed a well-deserved spot....More
Oct 07, 2013

Undercover approach could help dysfunctional Washington

A common source of water-cooler conversations shared by many Americans over the federal government shutdown in early October and the overall....More
Oct 04, 2013

Don't mess with football

Did anyone notice the government shutdown? Messing with football crosses the line....More
Oct 01, 2013

Investor an agriculture prophet or alarmist?

Cassandras and Pollyannas abound when making predictions about agriculture. The trick is deciding who is right. Risk. Risk. Risk....More
Sep 30, 2013

One honey heist to rule them all

A massive void in the U.S. market gives honey launderers plenty of room to operate....More
Sep 25, 2013

Horses are vicious beasts in Connecticut4

There are enough judicial activism cases already in the United States without adding “vicious horses” to the roster....More
Sep 23, 2013

Agriculture and ecology clash over badger cull3

The badger cull controversy neglects common sense. Let the farmers protect their herds....More
Sep 23, 2013

Can Western citrus industry survive HLB war?

If you heard your most feared nemesis knocking on your door…would you open it? Probably not. If you are a California or Arizona (western)....More
Lettuce field in the Salinas Valley of California.
Sep 20, 2013

What FFA continues to teach me as a consumer

Art auction as part of "Year of the Farmer" campaign will benefit local FFA chapters across America....More
Various life stages of the Asian citrus psyllid on a citrus tree.
Sep 18, 2013

ACP, HLB fight in California could get cash infusion

State legislation aims to give $5 million a year towards citrus pest and disease battles in California....More
Sep 18, 2013

Farmers and falcons team up for crop protection

Bird damage across the United States costs growers hundreds of millions in annual profit — bring on the falcon patrols....More
Sep 16, 2013

Honey bees to rent? Demand will only grow

The greatest pollination show on Earth is a mix of staggering honey bee and almond numbers....More
Sep 13, 2013

Tulare County dodges HLB bullet

Tests on massive Asian psyllid discovery in Tulare County return negative....More
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