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Honey bee on citrus blossom
Nov 24, 2015

Citrus materials banned from Rose Parade floats

Tournament of Roses Parade will not allow citrus plant material on any of its floats due to quarantine restrictions....More
Nov 23, 2015

GMO papaya a success story on genetically-engineered foods

I support genetically-modified foods. Scientists and federal regulatory agencies have never found a human health concern from GMO food consumption;....More
Strawberry harvest in Santa Maria, Calif.
Nov 17, 2015

Could indoor vegetable farming be viable technology?

Ohio looks at promoting indoor vegetable production on commercial scale....More
Nov 17, 2015

Sophisticated drug smuggling at U.S.-Mexico border2

Border Wars details so much of what U.S. Border Patrol agents face in enforcing drug and immigration laws. It is a must-watch television show....More
Marijuana plants
Nov 16, 2015

Do not call them 'pot plants' - they're 'trees'

Who wins if Mendocino marijuana growers lose their battle against 'corporate marijuana farms?'....More
Nov 13, 2015

Immigration reform - agricultural guestworker or Bracero program makes sense2

It is difficult to erase the image of a dehydrated man crumpled on the side of a dusty Arizona-Mexico border road near Nogales, Ariz. vomiting bile....More
Structure used during construction of Shasta Dam became visible in 2015
Nov 11, 2015

Bombs, guns and lawsuits each have a similar purpose1

Some use bombs, guns and knives to elicit fear; others use lawsuits to achieve their purposes....More
California State Water Project
Nov 06, 2015

Seasons change while government remains unprepared

It’s a good thing water is not a precious and rare resource in California; otherwise the foot-dragging by state and federal government....More
Rain on a car windshield
Nov 03, 2015

It's raining in California: time to party!

It takes precious little else to excite Californians these days than rain and snow falling from the sky....More
Women play a big part in advancing American agriculture
Oct 29, 2015

Character content, not labels, makes agriculture great

Women serve many vital roles in American agriculture....More
Bat flying by the moon Getty Images
Oct 28, 2015

Getting a little 'batty' before Halloween

Bats not only play an important roll in ecosystems, but have been credited with providing billions of dollars in agricultural pest control services....More
Plates of Mexican food
Oct 26, 2015

How Facebook has killed legitimate debate

When it comes to communications, social media has perhaps done more to destroy diligent debate than any other medium known to man....More
Oct 21, 2015

‘Skeptic’s Day’ a logical opportunity to discuss GMOs

A commonly-asked question on the website is whether GMOs cause cancer. “No,” says the online response from Kevin Folta, chairman....More
Organic food
Oct 06, 2015

Food labeling debate drives political policy1

How agricultural policy is driven by food labeling....More
Water protest in Mendota
Oct 05, 2015

It's time to do more than just rally for water2

Mendota water rally is a call to action....More
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