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Apr 30, 2012

$500 salmon versus $10 trout3

I love fish stories. This one is a doozy. It is about dubious salmon that could be the world’s most expensive fish and thousands of remarkably....More
Apr 27, 2012

Fallout from mad cow scare hopefully short-lived1

As with any food quality scare, the fallout is usually worse than the incident. Hopefully, the consequences of this mad cow crisis will be short-....More
Apr 24, 2012

Billions to support elected leaders while nation’s problems go unsolved1

The average voter has an increasingly difficult time relating to a Congress that includes a large percentage of millionaires and multi-millionaires,....More
Apr 23, 2012

Cottonmouths, armadillos and leprosy — pick your poison4

I was suddenly at one with nature, holding up a 15-pound armadillo — and I was shaking with tsunami ferocity. Absurd scene: me holding a live....More
Apr 20, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day; thank a farmer

Farmers have a relationship with the earth that most of us can neither fully appreciate nor adequately understand. Some years the earth yields up a....More
Apr 12, 2012

Can you hear me now? A giant leap into the smart phone world

A tardy adopter's entry to the smart phone world: Can you hear me now?....More
Apr 11, 2012

Don’t pick on the Buffetts, Jimmy or Warren4

I envy both Warren and Jimmy. I wish I had Warren’s cash and Jimmy’s talent for not only singing, but turning Margaritaville into a multi-million....More
Apr 03, 2012

Don boxing gloves for California citrus vs. HLB fight

Most everyone in the western citrus industry has known the day would eventually arrive when Huanglongbing (HLB) disease would be found in California....More
Mar 28, 2012

Plenty of blame to go around for Midas’ demise2

The recent announcement from Arysta LifeScience that it was immediately suspending sales of the fumigant Midas (methyl iodide) in the U.S. was really....More
Mar 27, 2012

Death of the white African farmer5

The white African died almost a year ago at age 78. Mike Campbell, a white farmer from Zimbabwe, was a man of conviction and vision — and he paid for....More
Mar 23, 2012

Election 'chickens' coming home to roost for 2012 farm bill debate1

Farm-state congressmen say Ryan Budget Plan puts next farm bill in limbo....More
Mar 22, 2012

Old computers hold more than digital memories

Every now and then, office closets must be cleared of stuff that either doesn’t work anymore or is close to achieving the status of artifact. This....More
Mar 14, 2012

Nazis and Russians tangled in seed bank history4

If there was ever a place where an agricultural hope might be preserved — the Spitsbergen ice is it. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the ultimate....More
Mar 08, 2012

America’s farmers: Thanks for the abundance

Today, March 8, is National Agriculture Day. And anyone who eats today or anyone who has comfortable clothes to wear or anyone who slept in a bed....More
Mar 07, 2012

Brash SJV congressman shifts California water wars7

Tulare, Calif., Congressman Devin Nunes crafts comprehensive legislation to give voice back to agriculture. Legislation moves to Senate where....More
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