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Dec 11, 2013

Food is more than sustenance: it's social

Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork promises to set the table for better conversations between growers and consumers....More
Dec 11, 2013

What could dairy industry learn from Almond Board?

Almond industry is a shining example of how developing international markets can work to the benefit of producers....More
Dec 10, 2013

Wine from a rock at Gorgona’s island prison

Gorgona's island prison requires toil and isolation; in return, it offers a wine salvation of sorts....More
Dec 10, 2013

Could California freeze be good thing in ACP fight?

University research suggests that the Asian citrus psyllid can be fatally impacted by freezing temperatures in citrus groves....More
Dec 09, 2013

Gun control and agriculture clash over homemade pistol

A farmer is headed to prison for keeping a homemade pistol and a shotgun without permits....More
Dec 05, 2013

Is tide turning against anti-biotechnology movement?

Can the tide be turning against the rabid anti-GMO movement?....More
Dec 05, 2013

Water sommeliers really exist (even in America)

Martin Riese has got high society hoodwinked or else he's a water whisperer — a sommelier extraordinaire....More
Dec 03, 2013

Farmland hides mobster for 10 years

Mobster Enrico Ponzo changed his name to Jay Shaw, put on a cap, grew a goatee, bought a tiny herd, and hoped farmland would hide him forever. It....More
Dec 02, 2013

What are the greatest agriculture breakthroughs in history?

Agriculture should factor heavy in the 50 greatest inventions since the wheel....More
Nov 25, 2013

Oil tankers, not icebergs, a water scarcity solution?

Towing icebergs to ease water scarcity is yesterday; transporting water in supertankers is today....More
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
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