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Nov 25, 2013

Water not available to meet social responsibilities

Just as the State of California was readying growers for what they pretty much expected – announcement of a 5 percent water allocation for....More
Nov 21, 2013

Apple’s revamped ‘Siri’ takes on agriculture’s questions

  About two years ago, I wrote a columnon Apple’s new digital goddess Siri, the company’s digital assistant and go-to person for....More
Nov 20, 2013

US agriculture readies for China’s baby boom?

A shift in China's one-child policy could have significant implications for U.S. agriculture....More
Nov 19, 2013

Harold Hamm, sharecropper to oil and fracking tycoon

The U.S. will pass Saudi Arabia and Russia as the No. 1 oil producer in the world in 2015. Harold Hamm — a sharecropper's son — has been a key player....More
Nov 18, 2013

California: Home of the food lawsuit

California’s Northern District of California Food Court is a cash cow waiting to be milked and bilked....More
San Luis Reservoir
Nov 14, 2013

Water conservation: It's not just for agriculture2

Until urban water users are cut back to a fraction of their allocations, little will likely change in California water policy....More
Nov 12, 2013

What 4 agriculture objects made America?3

What four ag items would show up on a list of the 101 most important objects in American history?....More
Nov 12, 2013

When fixing the problem creates another one

How government fixes become the problem....More
Nov 11, 2013

The myth of the aging US farmer3

Farmers are getting older, but only at the same rate as the rest of the American workforce....More
Nov 11, 2013

Biggest wine hoax of all? Kurniawan insanity plea1

Rudy Kurniawan is accused of hoaxing the wine world, and now the hoax may be on the court. When all else fails, plead insanity....More
Nov 11, 2013

Washington state GMO labeling initiative soundly defeated2

At least $68 million has been poured down a rat hole thanks a bunch of brainless anarchists who don’t seem to understand that the public is not....More
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Nov 11, 2013

When disagreements abound over water1

Drought conditions not the only reason water is in short supply for farmers, fish and homeowners alike....More
Nov 07, 2013

Deer in rut can be a killing machine

Even if a deer is bottle-fed or raised with human contact, when the rut kicks in and testosterone flows — a buck turns from timidity to terror....More
Nov 06, 2013

No water for agriculture is slow-moving disaster2

There are no gut-wrenching photos or blaring headlines chronicling the slow moving catastrophe that is the California water disaster....More
Nov 05, 2013

Farmer’s field to loaf record gets Guinness nod

How long does it take to harvest wheat and bake 13 loaves of bread? For producer Neil Unger, only 16 minutes and 30 seconds — field to loaf....More
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