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Rain on windshield
Mar 01, 2016

El Niño: Better late than never

California weather forecasters getting excited about open storm door. Let's hope they're right....More
Agriculture: Because Starvation Sucks
Feb 29, 2016

State fails to store water while demanding conservation4

State of California continues to waste billions of gallons of water as drought continues....More
Sacramento Capitol Building
Feb 19, 2016

Can California find a common voice on water?2

Can California find a common voice on water?....More
Cooperative Extension programs
Feb 15, 2016

Boosting scientific literacy key to good public policy

New University of California Ag and Natural Resources vice president plans to boost scientific literacy among the general public and policy makers by....More
Feb 12, 2016

Rain barrels solution to California’s water crisis?4

Shopping in Orchard Supply Hardware recently, I could only shake my head when I spotted a new display. Where the store prominently features seasonal....More
Barbecues and football parties are synonymous
Feb 04, 2016

What would Super Bowl be without the farmer?

Farmers will feed millions of Super Bowl parties this weekend....More
Feb 03, 2016

Growers ‘dancing in their orchards’ - maybe not just yet

I sometimes wonder about the accuracy of the weather forecasts from meteorologists. I checked with Internet god ‘Mr. Google’ and couldn....More
Overwintering bee hives in Central California
Jan 31, 2016

Agricultural losses add up as crooks profit2

Thieves continue to steal truckloads of tree nuts and bee hives in California....More
Grape plantings being bowled over in central California.
Jan 26, 2016

Does California policy support agricultural production?

Do permanent crops have the support of state and federal lawmakers and policy?....More
El Nino rains bring flooding to California
Jan 20, 2016

Why is California not storing more water?8

California regulators waste opportunity to capture storm runoff....More
Jan 18, 2016

Former activist now touts GMO crops, transparency2

Three years ago, environmental activist Mark Lynas did an ‘about face’ and abandoned his anti-GMO crusade. Today, he supports and defends....More
California Milk Advisory Board float in the Tournament of Roses Parade
Jan 11, 2016

California Milk Advisory Board's award-winning float1

California Milk Advisory Board wins with New Year's parade float in Pasadena....More
Could farm water deliveries be aided by desalination plants
Jan 04, 2016

Could coastal desalination efforts help farmers?1

Could desalination plants improve water availability for California farmers?....More
Dec 29, 2015

Extreme environmental groups try to spoil ‘Happy Holidays’6

Christmastime, the days before and just after, are considered special times for families to join together, celebrate their holiday-religious beliefs....More
Removing citrus grove during drought
Dec 28, 2015

'Dead Harvest' calls attention to decades of bad policy

Movie on California's water woes seeks to turn political tide....More
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