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Oct 01, 2013

Investor an agriculture prophet or alarmist?

Cassandras and Pollyannas abound when making predictions about agriculture. The trick is deciding who is right. Risk. Risk. Risk....More
Sep 30, 2013

One honey heist to rule them all

A massive void in the U.S. market gives honey launderers plenty of room to operate....More
Sep 25, 2013

Horses are vicious beasts in Connecticut

There are enough judicial activism cases already in the United States without adding “vicious horses” to the roster....More
Sep 23, 2013

Agriculture and ecology clash over badger cull

The badger cull controversy neglects common sense. Let the farmers protect their herds....More
Sep 23, 2013

Can Western citrus industry survive HLB war?

If you heard your most feared nemesis knocking on your door…would you open it? Probably not. If you are a California or Arizona (western)....More
Lettuce field in the Salinas Valley of California.
Sep 20, 2013

What FFA continues to teach me as a consumer

Art auction as part of "Year of the Farmer" campaign will benefit local FFA chapters across America....More
Various life stages of the Asian citrus psyllid on a citrus tree.
Sep 18, 2013

ACP, HLB fight in California could get cash infusion

State legislation aims to give $5 million a year towards citrus pest and disease battles in California....More
Sep 18, 2013

Farmers and falcons team up for crop protection

Bird damage across the United States costs growers hundreds of millions in annual profit — bring on the falcon patrols....More
Sep 16, 2013

Honey bees to rent? Demand will only grow

The greatest pollination show on Earth is a mix of staggering honey bee and almond numbers....More
Sep 13, 2013

Tulare County dodges HLB bullet

Tests on massive Asian psyllid discovery in Tulare County return negative....More
Sep 11, 2013

Extensive PNW testing turns up no more GMO wheat

It is highly unlikely that a bag of conventional wheat seed was inadvertently contaminated by RR wheat....More
Sep 10, 2013

Wine fakes didn’t begin or end with Rudy Kurniawan

Despite heightened awareness, anti-counterfeiting specialists and new tech barriers, policing wine fraud is a high-wire act. There will always be....More
Sep 10, 2013

Why peaches were so good this summer

There are peach growers and packers out there who are delivering a beautiful, tasty piece of fruit to consumers. Thanks to you all....More
Sep 09, 2013

California uses media to combat Asian citrus psyllid

California citrus growers reach out to residents about the dangers of the Asian citrus psyllid through mass media and social media....More
Sep 09, 2013

Ag research delivers critical answers for growers, consumers

As the football season shifts into high gear, televisions across the nation will display pigskin drama aplenty. I enjoy watching ‘Hail Mary....More
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