The best moisture soil sensor in the world is you and a shovel and a good boot, digging a hole and going down into the root zone. Yet that is not practical with large acreages so producers are turning to sensors....More
When it comes to water and politics we’ve made things way too complicated, and it’s apparently costing California taxpayers billions of dollars.
Without patting him on the back or pouring cold water into his arguments, there’s a retired farmer from Central California who’s personally bankrolling an advertising campaign in several large California newspapers to ask a good question: Where has all the money gone that California voters approved over the years for water projects?...More
A change of scenery is always nice, particularly during Central California’s dog days of summer.
I recently got to re-explore the land of exceptional alfalfa hay, horseradish and potatoes, otherwise known as northeastern California. This region can easily be forgotten for its agricultural production if all one focuses on is the high-value counties in the center of the state....More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final regional haze rule under the Clean Air Act which provides for an emission-reduction plan for the Navajo Generating Station located on the Navajo Indian Reservation near Page, Ariz....More
Attempts by the State of California to implement efforts to deal with the state’s drought – a three-year fry affair - get more ludicrous week after week. It’s unconscionable how California government turns a mostly deaf ear to water conservation and better water planning for inevitable dry spells by doing little - nada – zilch – to help resolve the problem.
One of the latest nonsensical ideas is the State Water Resources Control Board’s July 15 announced emergency regulation asking urban residents to reduce outside water use or face a fine....More