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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
Dec 12, 2013

Crazy ants are coming for you

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?

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 pistol

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?

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
Dec 02, 2013

What are the greatest agriculture breakthroughs in history?

Agriculture should factor heavy in the 50 greatest inventions since the wheel....More
Nov 25, 2013

Oil tankers, not icebergs, a water scarcity solution?

Towing icebergs to ease water scarcity is yesterday; transporting water in supertankers is today....More
Nov 25, 2013

Water not available to meet social responsibilities

Just as the State of California was readying growers for what they pretty much expected – announcement of a 5 percent water allocation for....More
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