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Feb 19, 2014

Mafia goodfellas pinched in fish and pineapple caper

How long does a fish packed with cocaine stay frozen? How many grams of coke can be stuffed into each fish and how many fish are required? In the....More
Feb 19, 2014

Part One: How to animate a water manager

Some people still believe that commercial growers can manage their way out of severe drought through conservation alone....More
Feb 18, 2014

Obama administration misses boat on drought assistance

Obama Administration's drought financial assistance package contains nearly nothing for crop growers. It is a slap in the face....More
Feb 14, 2014

Obama lectures California on climate change

President Obama visits drought-parched California and promises money to help....More
Feb 13, 2014

Angry Birds: Cockfighting alive and kicking across US

Cockfighting makes for strange bedfellows: Chicken farmer kings, Romanian princesses, derbies in Queens, and Angry Birds....More
Feb 10, 2014

Big Data is agriculture’s big blank on the map

Big Data is giant blank on the map and U.S. agriculture is charging right toward it. Nobody, including farmers, gets to opt out of the unintended....More
MID Canal
Feb 10, 2014

Lack of leadership makes drought worse

Consensus in California as newspapers, organizations call for more water storage....More
Feb 06, 2014

Farmer dragged into harvester escapes with life

Severely mangled and trapped in the rollers of a potato harvester, Darren Taylor literally held on for life: "I had to stay awake to keep out of that....More
Shasta Dam
Feb 05, 2014

What happens when reservoirs go dry? Then what?

California's failure to improve water infrastructure and build more water storage will be a painful lesson to all this summer....More
Feb 04, 2014

Who killed the Big Lebowski of Belgium?

Whodunnit: Who killed the Big Lebowski of Belgium — Titus Clarysse?....More
Feb 03, 2014

Benchmark GM crop contamination case a bitter tale

A landmark court case involving GM contamination of organic crops has torn a farming community apart....More
Friant Dam
Jan 29, 2014

Why did Feinstein block emergency water plan?

Farm Bill passes without emergency plan to preserve reservoir water....More
Jan 29, 2014

How to create an epic environmental disaster

Suck out enough water and the well goes dry: The Aral Sea’s disappearance is a benchmark reminder that water choices have pay-to-play consequences....More
Jan 27, 2014

Big Ag goes organic (Come again?)

There’s a trillion dollars riding on the global produce market and Big Ag is moving toward a much larger non-GMO and organic share....More
Jan 23, 2014

Farm’s Nazi past still fresh for slave workers

The Cruzeiro do Sul farm still bears the swastika marks from a forgotten piece of Nazi history....More
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