Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross is praying for rain, not because California is in desperation need of moisture – but because some people may come to the show because it’s too wet for them to do anything on the farm....More
Severely mangled and trapped in the rollers of a potato harvester, Darren Taylor literally held on for life: "I had to stay awake to keep out of that machine. I was shouting, ‘You’re not going to pull me through.'”...More
While activities related to the World Ag Expo run year-round, active set-up for the worlds largest agricultural exposition begins right after Christmas each year for the annual event the second week of Feburary. Tents large and small must be set up, exhibit booth space marked off, 6,000 yards of bark for outdoor exhibits must be delivered and spread by hand, heavy equipment must be trucked in, off loaded and placed, and a host of other large and small details taken care of ahead of opening day.
My apologies to the Raging Grannies. They have earned my respect, certainly more than some of the annoying whacko groups I call out. I still don't agree with their opposition to the Bay Delta plan....More
New Crop Protect smartphone app provides cotton growers and other industry members with efficacy ratings on crop protection materials to better manage 30 insect pests across the U.S. Cotton Belt....More