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Wheat Harvester
Jan 06, 2014

Cheerios decision proves GMO labeling already exists

Cheerios markets its original cereal as 'non-GMO.'....More
California aqueduct
Jan 02, 2014

Drought's impacts on California's human condition

California's human condition will continue to suffer until bold steps are taken to address water reliability and availability....More
Jan 02, 2014

Sad Web rant from someone who should know better

One of the latest anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto/”transnational” corporation scare tactics is from a Los Angeles civil litigation (ambulance chaser)....More
Jan 02, 2014

Rain and fog go hand-in-hand in California

Some California locations see less rain in 2013 than desert Southwest venues....More
Dec 31, 2013

Agriculture's New Year’s resolutions started moons ago

It’s 2014 - a brand new year, a time to reflect on the lessons learned over the last dozen months, and a period to implement plans aimed at a....More
Dec 30, 2013

Selfish few continue trying to derail Bay Delta plan

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Draft may need more changes. It is must not be derailed if California is to develop more needed water....More
Dec 27, 2013

California citrus industry sows social media seeds

California Citrus Mutual employs various forms of social media to reach audience....More
Dec 23, 2013

Christmas…from a Christmas tree grower’s perspective

Some of you may be aware from my ramblings over the last seven years as a western agricultural journalist that my family - the Blake family - has....More
Dec 20, 2013

Tom Seaver — pitcher’s mound to wine ground

Tom Seaver is a satisfied man, trading the dirt of a pitcher’s mound for California vineyard soil — and he isn’t looking back....More
San Luis Reservoir
Dec 20, 2013

San Diego apparently did not receive the water memo

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?

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 back

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
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