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Jun 13, 2011

Firefighters gain ground against Arizona’s Wallow Fire3

Firefighters place their lives on the line every single day along with police and other unsung heroes....More
Jun 07, 2011

Perfect storm ignites Arizona wildfire season

Over the years, tree huggers have successfully kept logging companies out of the Arizona woods. The best way to manage forests is through proper....More
May 31, 2011

Manure, farmer’s markets: solution for a growing world’s food needs?1

Manure and farmer's markets: A solution to world's growing food needs?....More
May 26, 2011

World’s a better place because of Jack Stone

Jack Stone always intimidated me. You never met or said hello to Jack Stone. You were subjected to Jack Stone, and this is a better world for it....More
May 20, 2011

Food sermons by rich and famous include heaping helping of hypocrisy

Food sermons by the rich and famous include a heaping helping of hypocrisy....More
May 18, 2011

Less is more: Dr. No’s Magical Rχ for curing government ills

Ron Paul, who may run for president (again), is the consummate iconoclast, the guy who stands up to the system, who says virtually all government is....More
May 16, 2011

USDA decision a step forward for leafy green food safety

The agreement is designed to strengthen nationwide food safety protocols at the farm, processing, and distribution levels – from “food-to-fork.”....More
May 12, 2011

Fill up the tank with Chardonnay; a world powered on wine8

I can see it now. Instead of regular, super regular and premium; the pump would read Selma Thompson regular; Lodi Zinfandel or Santa Barbara Pinot....More
Apr 25, 2011

As food prices move upward, farmer's share budges little

Last month saw wholesale food prices record the largest increase in 36 years, and industry analysts’ crystal balls don’t foresee how much more they’....More
Apr 20, 2011

Farm visit is ideal Earth Day activity

I celebrated Earth Day a few days early this year – Tuesday, April 19....More
Apr 19, 2011

Pink bollworm control: greatest environmental story seldom told

The grower-funded pink bollworm program unquestionably not only saved the SJV cotton industry, but spared the environment literally tons of....More
Apr 15, 2011

Elimination of infrastructure support: Is that what voters meant last November?

Elimination of infrastructure support: Is that what voters meant last November?....More
Apr 11, 2011

Is this what you voted for in November?

House Republicans and Senate Democrats reach compromise on continuing resolution to fund the federal government....More
Apr 06, 2011

It will take more than a wet year to end California drought1

Everything is green. Soil profiles are full. Lakes are dam-top full. Rivers are flowing bank-to-bank, and it’s just mid-April. It has been so wet;....More
Apr 01, 2011

Winter weather worthy of celebration for most

Record-setting rainfall helped fill reservoirs in the West with snow melt certain to enhance the levels....More
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