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
The first manual snow survey of the California Sierra snowpack conducted Dec. 30 found more snow than last year at the same time yet the snow water equivalent as measured statewide remains far below average for the date....More
Syngenta received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait from China’s regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains (DDGs), for food and feed use.
The Agrisure Viptera trait is a key component of Syngenta’s insect control solutions, offering growers protection against a broad spectrum of above-ground corn pests and enabling significant crop yield gains....More
The buzz about carbon credits has been a steady, but relatively low hum in my estimation. The discussion needs to be taken beyond the visceral, new-idea level where thoughts are cool from a political perspective until you dig into them on a logical and philosophical level.
From a blog by the California Department of Food and Agriculture comes a notice that the USDA gave money (government code speak: grant) to “create a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands.”...More
U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona says comprehensive immigration reform is necessary to meet the country’s labor needs for agriculture - but only after the U.S.-Mexico border is 90 percent sealed....More