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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
Where do we go from here?
Jul 03, 2014

Agriculture has opportunity to shape important debates

California agriculture has golden opportunity to shape important debates....More
Jun 24, 2014

Will the Asian citrus psyllid be Gov. Brown's Medfly 2.0?

First the governor, now the California legislature opts to not spend more money on fight against the Asian citrus psyllid....More
California produces an abundance of fresh, healthy food.
Jun 23, 2014

Organic versus conventional divide not helping agriculture

Dividing agriculture between organic and conventional - big and small - does little good to promote utilitarian agricultural policy in the U.S....More
U.S. Capitol building
Jun 19, 2014

Will new House leader be good for California Ag?

Will Rep. Kevin McCarthy's ascension to House Majority Leader post bode well for California agriculture given that he represents some of the richest....More
Jun 18, 2014

Will hoverbike land in agriculture’s technology ‘toy chest’?

While it’s only summertime, all I want for Christmas is the new Aero-X hoverbike. It’s not too early to add this aerial hoverbike to my....More
A no-till cotton trial in Central California
Jun 18, 2014

Could more dryland farming be in California's future?

Could California farming's reliance on irrigation technologies and infrastructure be blamed for lower adoption rates of conservation tillage and....More
Loaded almond branch
Jun 10, 2014

Is the almond cart currently ahead of the water wagon?

Water availability is the biggest kink in the almond supply chain in California....More
The Mayberry Cafe, Danville, Ind.
May 28, 2014

Summertime: Mayberry Café and the Land “O” Nod Motel

The Mayberry Café and weekend celebration were a fitting tribute to the old Andy Griffith television program which featured ‘Sheriff Without a Gun’....More
Hamburger and fries
May 19, 2014

Crow and feet are a tough diet for Ag reporters

Crow and feet are a tough diet for Ag reporters... and hard to chew too....More
Small deer herd
May 19, 2014

The unintended consequences of do-gooders

How the unintended consequences of environmental activists destroys the balance of nature....More
Friant-Kern Canal
May 19, 2014

Are water wars and civil unrest next for California?

Are water wars and civil unrest next for California?....More
May 16, 2014

Mandatory GMO labeling issue blurs political party lines

State and federal proposals to mandate the labeling of food products containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) is a searing-hot issue today....More
University of California Riverside
May 13, 2014

Where would agriculture be without university research?

America's land grant colleges provide invaluable service to global consumers....More
Irrigation canal
May 08, 2014

California's regulated drought impacts aquifers

California's regulated drought drains aquifers statewide. Now the government wants to control those too....More
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