SCOTUS refused to hear an appeal by organic farmers seeking to require Monsanto to promise never to sue farmers if their fields are inadvertently pollinated by plants containing the company's patented GM traits....More
Forecasting California water deliveries is complicated by two factors: Regulatory uncertainty when it comes to protection of the environment and hydrologic uncertainty as to just how much snow and rain will fall....More
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
Earl Williams never bought a return bus ticket to Arkansas as he once threatened a few years back when California cotton acreage dipped below 200,000 acres in 2009, the smallest acreage since 1932.
Earl’s first bus trip to California was in 1958 when, as a teenager, he came to California to join his family. His father had been a cotton farmer in the mid-South. Unfortunately, Earl’s dad lost it all farming there and moved to California a year or so earlier to begin anew, working for a long-time friend who was a gin manager....More