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San Luis Reservoir
Dec 20, 2013

San Diego apparently did not receive the water memo4

San Diego builds massive water fountain project during California's driest year on record....More
San Luis Reservoir
Dec 19, 2013

Will water crisis be California's third-world moment?11

Will it take a major city running out of water before California lawmakers make the tough decisions they were elected to make?....More
Dec 18, 2013

What treasure is buried beneath farmland?

Farmland sometimes hides treasure — literally....More
Harvested garlic
Dec 18, 2013

Why isn't the record corrected with the same passion?

When will we begin to push back on the food claims that blame perfectly healthy products for serious health woes?....More
Dec 16, 2013

Farmer suicide and the road to agricultural ruin

There is sometimes a bitter overlap between farming and suicide, and agriculture statistics bear blunt testimony....More
Dec 13, 2013

Chinese seed thieves hit US farmland; feds hit back2

Robert Mo is accused of trying to pilfer seed secrets from U.S. seed companies and take them to China. He and several others are charged with....More
Dec 12, 2013

Crazy ants are coming for you1

There’s a new invasive kid on the block that swarms like a fire ant on crack — neurotic, unpredictable crazy ants, and their spread is on across the....More
Dec 11, 2013

Food is more than sustenance: it's social

Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork promises to set the table for better conversations between growers and consumers....More
Dec 11, 2013

What could dairy industry learn from Almond Board?6

Almond industry is a shining example of how developing international markets can work to the benefit of producers....More
Dec 10, 2013

Wine from a rock at Gorgona’s island prison

Gorgona's island prison requires toil and isolation; in return, it offers a wine salvation of sorts....More
Dec 10, 2013

Could California freeze be good thing in ACP fight?

University research suggests that the Asian citrus psyllid can be fatally impacted by freezing temperatures in citrus groves....More
Dec 09, 2013

Gun control and agriculture clash over homemade pistol11

A farmer is headed to prison for keeping a homemade pistol and a shotgun without permits....More
Dec 05, 2013

Is tide turning against anti-biotechnology movement?1

Can the tide be turning against the rabid anti-GMO movement?....More
Dec 05, 2013

Water sommeliers really exist (even in America)

Martin Riese has got high society hoodwinked or else he's a water whisperer — a sommelier extraordinaire....More
Dec 03, 2013

Farmland hides mobster for 10 years

Mobster Enrico Ponzo changed his name to Jay Shaw, put on a cap, grew a goatee, bought a tiny herd, and hoped farmland would hide him forever. It....More
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