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  • Jul 30, 2013
    Commentary

    Do regulators really believe what they say?

    California has much to celebrate when it comes to agriculture, and not simply the billions of dollars in gross farm receipts or the over $100 billion in economic activity created by agriculture each year....More
  • Apr 24, 2013
    Commentary

    EPA becoming more farmer friendly?

    The EPA’s senior agricultural counsel said clean energy and building bridges with the farming/ranching community will be priorities going forward....More
  • Mar 5, 2013
    Commentary

    EPA loves privacy rights, at least its own 1

    EPA is facing heavy criticism after releasing farm data from 30 states to the Natural Defense Council, Earth Justice and the Pew Charitable Trusts. The compliance of EPA to the FOIA request, and the subsequent release of the farm data, is glaring — especially when laid across the backdrop of EPA’s own FOIA controversy....More
  • Feb 19, 2013
    Commentary

    Defending agriculture: five major trends that pose a threat to American farming 5

    Environmental activists have one goal, says Washington attorney Gary Baise: putting agriculture out of business....More
  • Jan 10, 2013
    Commentary

    Road to Damascus change for anti-GM apostle Mark Lynas 6

    In a shot heard round the GM world, Mark Lynas, a pioneer in the anti-GM movement, came out as a full-fledged advocate of GM crops and his reversal may end up as a significant benchmark for the GM crop industry....More
  • Jan 7, 2013
    Commentary

    Proposition 37 proponents feeling their oats 1

    You have to give the Prop 37 protestors credit, they’re creative and opportunistic when it comes to getting their message out. But 99 percent of them have no inkling of what products contain GMOs and which ones don’t. And not a single one understands the contribution of biotechnology to sustainable, safe and healthy food....More
  • Sep 17, 2012
    blog

    Regulations a financial noose for small producers 5

    Buttonwillow, Calif., farmer Jason Selvidge says every year state and federal governments pile more and more regulations on agriculture. It appears government is intentionally trying to drive agriculture out of business, he believes....More
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