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California State Water Project
Nov 06, 2015

Seasons change while government remains unprepared

It’s a good thing water is not a precious and rare resource in California; otherwise the foot-dragging by state and federal government....More
Rain on a car windshield
Nov 03, 2015

It's raining in California: time to party!

It takes precious little else to excite Californians these days than rain and snow falling from the sky....More
Women play a big part in advancing American agriculture
Oct 29, 2015

Character content, not labels, makes agriculture great

Women serve many vital roles in American agriculture....More
Bat flying by the moon Getty Images
Oct 28, 2015

Getting a little 'batty' before Halloween

Bats not only play an important roll in ecosystems, but have been credited with providing billions of dollars in agricultural pest control services....More
Plates of Mexican food
Oct 26, 2015

How Facebook has killed legitimate debate

When it comes to communications, social media has perhaps done more to destroy diligent debate than any other medium known to man....More
Oct 21, 2015

‘Skeptic’s Day’ a logical opportunity to discuss GMOs

A commonly-asked question on the website is whether GMOs cause cancer. “No,” says the online response from Kevin Folta, chairman....More
Organic food
Oct 06, 2015

Food labeling debate drives political policy1

How agricultural policy is driven by food labeling....More
Water protest in Mendota
Oct 05, 2015

It's time to do more than just rally for water2

Mendota water rally is a call to action....More
Asian citrus psyllid feeding on citrus leaf
Oct 01, 2015

Beware the 'snake-oil salesman' selling HLB cures

California continues its fight against HLB as citrus industry warns growers to be cautious about false claims....More
Sep 25, 2015

Why does milk pricing have to be so complicated?

Could U.S. policy be to blame for the extremes in dairy pricing and for causing dairymen to go out of business?....More
Millions of angry bees could come to an urban neighborhood near you
Sep 16, 2015

More locations line up to legalize urban bee colonies1

Now San Diego wants to legalize urban beekeeping near schools, parks....More
Sep 14, 2015

Hooray, football is back – pass the pig bladder

Hooray! College and professional football is back and it’s exciting to root again for your favorite teams. Finally, television is worth....More
New almond planting
Sep 10, 2015

Why do farmers have to defend making a profit?2

Why is it okay for software engineers and computer developers to profit richly but not the American farmer?....More
Bee on watermelon blossom
Sep 08, 2015

Move to okay bee hives in LA back yards is misguided1

Proposal to allow bee hives in Los Angeles yards is misguided and could do more harm than good....More
Sep 01, 2015

What if more water storage is good for the environment?8

Without saying it, the Environmental Defense Fund backs into the notion that more water storage might be a good thing....More
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