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Apr 25, 2016

Make China pay price for cotton market misdeeds1

China is a double-edged sword killing the world cotton market. A recent Wall Street Journal article repeated what cotton marketers have been saying....More
It takes irrigation water to grow crops
Apr 20, 2016

California food banks receive record donations in 2015

Last year the California Association of Food Banks’ (CAFB) Farm to Family program received a record 150 million pounds of donated produce from the....More
Apr 19, 2016

Circus politics, polling screw-up, long voting lines

We’re all aware of the political circus act currently performed under the Republican and Democratic parties’ ‘Big Tops’ for....More
Apr 18, 2016

Activists profit well by peddling fear

Environmental activist groups profit well by selling fear because it's easy to sell, requires little logical forethought and because we allow it....More
Apr 06, 2016

Water decision another nail in agriculture's coffin12

Water decision another nail in agriculture's coffin....More
Irrigation pump
Apr 05, 2016

Leaders react to USBR water allocation announcement1

Reactions to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's California water allocation for 2016....More
Apr 04, 2016

Dam Train initiative halted at departure2

The opposition to the Dam Train Initiative once again exposed California agriculture’s political underbelly, disunity. Many agricultural interests....More
New Melones Reservoir
Apr 01, 2016

From the 'You Can't Make This Up' department

Stanislaus River pulse flows announced right after zero-percent allocation is made public....More
Severe drought conditions in California
Mar 30, 2016

Urban water users question conservation mandate

Granite Bay water users no longer forced to conserve water....More
Sunrise over Millerton Lake
Mar 25, 2016

Will USBR give Valley farmers another goose egg?1

California farmers fear another zero water allocation from the feds....More
Mar 23, 2016

Timing all wrong for new water ballot initiative3

California’s agricultural diversity is the envy of the world. It’s also its Achilles Heel. Getting all of the state’s agricultural....More
Adult Asian citrus psyllid feeding on a citrus leaf.
Mar 16, 2016

Is HLB close to making its San Joaquin Valley debut?

How close is the San Joaquin Valley to finding its first case of citrus greening disease?....More
Mar 14, 2016

My train of thought has left the station

How do smart people parrot lies with a straight face?....More
California cotton
Mar 11, 2016

California is well-represented in U.S. cotton industry

American cotton industry continues to work hard on improving its brand as producer of high quality fiber....More
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