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Central Valley agricultural production leads the world
Jun 30, 2015

Picking numbers and random thoughts

Today I wrote down on the white board I use for planning purposes what I think NASS will come out with tomorrow when the objective almond forecast is....More
Luxury Bay Area homes
Jun 28, 2015

Part Two: The challenges of California's cultural chasm1

A chasm of two worlds in California separates coastal elites from the rest of the state....More
Houseboat in dry dock on a California reservoir
Jun 25, 2015

Part One: If words were water we would be wet

If California could convert all the words written on the Western drought into water; the state would be under water....More
Jun 22, 2015

HLB disease no longer death warrant for citrus industry3

The disease Huanglongbing (HLB) might as well be a four-letter word for the citrus industry. Uncontrolled, this tree-killing menace could one day....More
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo School of Agriculture
Jun 18, 2015

Ag colleges important to help address challenges

The importance of university Ag programs cannot be over-stated in a complex society....More
Rain-parched California will once-again see rain.
Jun 13, 2015

Political sense more rare than water2

While rains may restore water to a parched California, political common sense is extinct....More
Shasta Lake levels are much higher than in 1977.
Jun 11, 2015

In spite of drought, California agriculture perseveres

Shasta Lake had much less water in it by this time in 1977 and still farmers on the Central Valley Project had irrigation water deliveries....More
Shasta Lake water levels continue to fall
Jun 07, 2015

Is environmental activism speeding up extinctions?2

Could environmental activism be speeding up extinctions?....More
Jun 02, 2015

Western agriculture’s voice sounded, heard on real water use

There is truth to comments made in recent months implying that California agriculture’s voice on water use during the mega drought has not been....More
Agricultural expositions highlight inextricable connection Ag has with economy
Jun 01, 2015

The inextricable connection between jobs and Ag1

Studies are beginning to show how inextricably linked jobs and agriculture are in California....More
World-class agricultural research under our noses
May 26, 2015

When world-class research plays second fiddle2

If agricultural truths do not resonate with consumers, what are farmers doing to find a better messenger?....More
California dairy industry pumps $65 billion through economy
May 19, 2015

UC report: Dairy still the cream of California crops1

California dairy industry pumps more than $21 billion through state's economy in value-added products....More
May 19, 2015

Hunger solutions, food quality rooted in crop biotechnology

A finding from a 2014 survey conducted by the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) suggests that 75 percent of consumers do not believe U.S. agriculture....More
California State Capitol
May 14, 2015

Is Sacramento short-sighted over sustainable water

California still focused on short-term fixes to long-term water problems....More
Agricultural job opportunities look promising
May 13, 2015

Job options ripe for agricultural graduates

Report suggests job opportunities for agriculture, science, technology, engineering and mathematics continue to remain positive....More
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