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  • Oct 22, 2014
    Commentary

    Proposition 1 water bond a step forward for California agriculture

    Individual farmers and ranchers living through California’s drought crisis understand the real economic impact of the last three years of minute precipitation on the state’s $42 billion food, fiber, and fuel industry. This year, producers have experienced evaporating watering holes, witnessed the removal of highly productive citrus trees yanked from the drought-cracked soil, made tough fallowed land decisions for annual crops, and nut trees which have weathered better years, water wise....More
  • Nearly 1 million acres of farmland sat fallow in California in 2014
    Oct 13, 2014
    Commentary

    How the well-fed think we need to feed the world

    Claims that cutting food waste sounds good, but it does little to meet global food demand....More
  • Oct 9, 2014
    Commentary

    Are long-range weather forecasts getting better?

    Some long-range weather forecasters seem to be improving their prediction success....More
  • Oct 6, 2014
    Commentary

    Will California rainy season begin by Halloween?

    Private weather forecasting firm has good track record of long-range prognostications....More
  • Oct 1, 2014
    Commentary

    No place for fear mongering in organic vs. conventional

    Fear can be both a good and horrible feeling which can drive people either to make sensible decisions or those which are shaky, unfounded, and lack substance. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the nation’s 32nd President who served from 1933-1945, weighed in on the fear factor in his first inaugural speech by saying, the “Only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”...More
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