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  • Mar 23, 2016
    blog

    Timing all wrong for new water ballot initiative 3

    California’s agricultural diversity is the envy of the world. It’s also its Achilles Heel. Getting all of the state’s agricultural groups to agree on anything is like herding cats. This has been the state’s No. 1 industry’s major weakness in accomplishing much politically. Agreements have been few and far between. The greatest occurred 40 years ago when agriculture united to defeat Proposition 14, which would have given the United Farm Workers open access to every farm in the state....More
  • Mar 14, 2016
    Commentary

    My train of thought has left the station

    How do smart people parrot lies with a straight face?...More
  • Cooperative Extension programs
    Feb 15, 2016
    Commentary

    Boosting scientific literacy key to good public policy

    New University of California Ag and Natural Resources vice president plans to boost scientific literacy among the general public and policy makers by using cooperative extension experts....More
  • Jan 18, 2016
    blog

    Former activist now touts GMO crops, transparency 2

    Three years ago, environmental activist Mark Lynas did an ‘about face’ and abandoned his anti-GMO crusade. Today, he supports and defends biotechnology, and is a partner with Cornell University to expand GMO crop use to enable farmers in less-developed countries grow improved crops without pesticides....More
  • California Milk Advisory Board float in the Tournament of Roses Parade
    Jan 11, 2016
    Commentary

    California Milk Advisory Board's award-winning float 1

    California Milk Advisory Board wins with New Year's parade float in Pasadena...More
  • Dec 29, 2015
    blog

    Extreme environmental groups try to spoil ‘Happy Holidays’ 6

    Christmastime, the days before and just after, are considered special times for families to join together, celebrate their holiday-religious beliefs, and let go of the stresses and pressures of everyday life. Unfortunately the incessant begging of extreme environmental groups during this special time of the year fails to take a hiatus....More
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