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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
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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
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
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