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Agriculture must quickly throttle up its public relations Commented on: 1 week ago (December 18, 2014)

You are singing to the quire. What ag needs is an organized public info lobby of dedicated PR folks who's job is solely to react to falsehoods where ever they appear. An industry paid group of...

California's regulated drought impacts aquifers Commented on: 33 weeks ago (May 9, 2014)

It seems the last paragraph argues FOR groundwater regulation to keep wells from drying up. But, more surface storage would certainly help the problem.

California drought tough on honeybee health Commented on: 35 weeks ago (April 23, 2014)

A few years ago I inspected numerous blocks of almonds between Bakersfield and Shafter for a fairly large farming company. They placed a few 5 gallon plastic buckets around the orchard perimeters...

Water storage key element sought in water bonds Commented on: 36 weeks ago (April 18, 2014)

Just think, for equivalent of the high speed rail projected costs, we could have six $11 Billion+ water bonds. The statistics for such transportation projects are that they eventually cost more...

Organic is not the ‘sustainable’ food of the future Commented on: 36 weeks ago (April 16, 2014)

I was not aware that organically grown crops use less water. And of course, they don't. Seems that the recommended and necessary use of cover crops increases water use. Sure one can put some...

Selling forecasts from bad numbers Commented on: 36 weeks ago (April 15, 2014)

Well Todd, did you contact them to point out the errors or get an explanation?

Drought is farmers’ ‘ah-hah’ moment on environmentalism Commented on: 42 weeks ago (March 7, 2014)

Two things. First there are other factions that support alternate uses of delta water that are not radical liberals. There are many conservative working and retired folks that fish the delta and...

What happens when reservoirs go dry? Then what? Commented on: 46 weeks ago (February 7, 2014)

Don't hold your breath! There is no common sense or concept of reality in the backrooms of Sacramento or Washington DC. The proof is the idiotic continuation of the "bullet train" that will cost...

Final state water action plan released Commented on: 47 weeks ago (January 30, 2014)

Great ideas, just have to add water and stir.

13.5 million ton California processing tomato crop? Commented on: 48 weeks ago (January 20, 2014)

Good luck on getting the water

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