John Warmerdam says the peach ripening protocol developed by Carlos Crisosto has dramatically changed fruit marketing for the better. It is giving consumers a peach that tastes good as well as looks good....More
Cattle rustlers and cargo thieves. Pig farmer and naked repo men. Scenes from the Doomsday Vault. Mercury in the food basket. Dirty money taints wine. Licking the sun. Hi-vis chickens. And more....More
The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in California has a new enemy. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have imported an invasive pest from Pakistan that preys solely on the ACP. A parasitic wasp called Tamarixia radiate has been released in southern California to help slow the spread of the ACP. A second kind of parasitic wasp may soon be released, pending U.S. Department of Agricutlure approval.
Farmland 6 inches deep in oil. The legend of Jesse Small. Farmer's 8-inch miracle. Picking grapes on high. Pee in the reservoir. Champagne enforcers. Burn pit tragedy. Missiles for milk. And more....More
The Land Report 100 is the tale of the tape for America's biggest landowners. The bottom of the list is as telling as the top: Just to get a seat at the table (100th place) requires 100,000 acres....More
The Texas Department of Agriculture has issued a second citrus quarantine area in the Texas Rio Grande Valley after a single grapefruit near Mission tested positive for the disease Huanglongbing....More