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Asian citrus psyllid feeds on small tree in southern California
Sep 15, 2014

Does California need more PCAs for ACP fight?

California PCAs say they are "too busy" to employ more aggressive ACP sampling techniques....More
A bridge across the San Andreas Fault
Sep 08, 2014

Did Napa quake unearth groundwater?

Did the earthquake in Napa unearth a new supply of water? Why are those creeks flowing then if we're in a drought?....More
Sep 03, 2014

DPR report sets record straight on pesticide safety

Sept. 2 was a great day for California agriculture and a major migraine headache producer for the anti-pesticide crowd. The California Department of....More
Friant Dam and Millerton Lake
Aug 28, 2014

'We the People' suffer most from California water wars

San Joaquin Valley congressman openly critical of farmers who have concerns over his emergency water legislation....More
Pork spending is popular practice with political leaders in Sacramento
Aug 21, 2014

Vague political promises promote pork programs

Vague political promises promote pork spending, particularly in California water politics....More
Aug 20, 2014

Safeway stakeholders reject anti-GMO labeling proposal

A news release from the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) hit my computer Inbox recently which outlined the Safeway grocery store....More
State Capitol building in Sacramento, Calif.
Aug 19, 2014

Will the next $7.5B truly flow to where needed?

When it comes to water and politics we’ve made things way too complicated, and it’s apparently costing California taxpayers billions of dollars....More
The Sacramento River arm of Shasta Lake
Aug 18, 2014

Road trip: The good, the burnt down, the dried-up

A change of scenery is always nice, particularly during Central California’s dog days of summer. I recently got to re-explore the land of exceptional....More
Contrasting lawns at California capitol
Aug 01, 2014

Water: California cannot afford misplaced priorities

California cannot afford another year of misplaced priorities and lack of leadership when it comes to water....More
Jul 30, 2014

Are shorter-term employees in agriculture’s future?

One of the great success stories in U.S. business is the financial viability of many agricultural enterprises; in addition to producing crops,....More
Asian citrus psyllid
Jul 25, 2014

How can Ag answer 'so what' question for consumers?

How can agriculture use "bad news" stories as a springboard to educate consumers?....More
Drip irrigation is commonly used in California citrus groves
Jul 18, 2014

Major media still wrong on agricultural water use

State records show that media continue to lie about Calfifornia agriculture's use of irrigation water....More
Jul 17, 2014

California agriculture takes drought bullet for the State

Attempts by the State of California to implement efforts to deal with the state’s drought – a three-year fry affair - get more ludicrous....More
US Capitol steps
Jul 16, 2014

Trains, misplaced priorities, and water

How public policy decisions don't just hurt one industry, but erode public health and safety in the process....More
Jul 08, 2014

Pink bollworm and the champagne cork-popping chorus

If any Hollywood movie producers or wannabes are reading this column, read closely. You have the opportunity (and the advance notice) to capture and....More
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