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  • Storm clouds over Tulare wheat field
    Jan 16, 2015
    Commentary

    Will drought, ports issue create 'Perfect Storm' for Ag?

    Does the ports slowdown and drought combine to create 'perfect storm' for American agriculture?...More
  • Jan 2, 2015
    Commentary

    Goodbye 2014 – wishes aplenty for 2015 New Year

    Happy New Year! I’m glad it’s 2015. Good riddance to 2014 which is now toast – adios – history - kaput.  With hopefully a bright New Year to nip at our toes, top on my list of resolutions this new year is losing weight – always by far the top goal on many people’s New Year’s wish list. It’s time to dust off the bike seat, top off the air in the tires, and get cycling.  ...More
  • Dry dock on Shasta Lake
    Dec 22, 2014
    Commentary

    Trillion is the new terabyte

    NASA's prediction of 11 trillion gallons of water needed sounds like a computer pitch for terabytes of storage...More
  • Dec 15, 2014
    Commentary

    Agriculture must quickly throttle up its public relations

    We have all said and heard this phrase many times before – ‘Times have changed.’ As a child, the only television in the house was a 10-inch black and white set with 2-3 channels. Today, one digital TV can cover the entire wall of a medium-sized house. Yet all change to date has not been necessarily positive. Newer communications technology has provided a voice for groups determined to change the consumer’s view of our food supply – pushing the idea that only locally- and organically-grown food is healthy and sustainable....More
  • Dec 11, 2014
    Commentary

    It’s Christmas time – from a tree grower’s perspective

    Halleluiah, its Christmas time. The weather has cooled (too little or too much depending on where you live). In less snow-covered areas, fallen leaves on the ground create a distinctive nature-made ‘crunch’ sound when walked upon. For many folks, the yuletide season for many people turns to the Christmas tree. The popular song “Oh Christmas Tree” was written by German Ernhst Anschütz and published in 1824 – that’s almost 200 years ago....More
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