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Label change for Alion herbicide in California Commented on: 8 hours ago (November 26, 2014)

I assume everyone can read between the lines on this.

California farmers use 40 percent of state's water Commented on: 3 weeks ago (November 4, 2014)

Preaching to the quire. Every week we see an AP or other press article stating that ag uses 80% of CA's water. Don't tell us, we know. Get the word out and call out anyone who continues to...

DPR report sets record straight on pesticide safety Commented on: 11 weeks ago (September 9, 2014)

I would suggest based upon experience, that even the minimal findings of out of tolerance residues are usually not from direct use on the crop, but from drift from adjacent crops where the product...

Processing tomato tonnage hits record 14M tons Commented on: 12 weeks ago (September 3, 2014)

I (and others) have, over several drought cycles, noted that tomato yields always increase during those years. According to at least one well-seasoned Sacramento Valley Farm Adviser, the reason...

Table olive forecast down 45%: weather, water to blame Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 20, 2014)

What about olives for oil?

Increased Ag values mask California drought concerns Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 20, 2014)

Remember the bumper stickers that said "Don't complain about farmers with your mouth full"?
Well, the new version should read: "Farmers should not complain with their wallets full"

California farm groups ‘high-five’ $7.5B water bond Commented on: 14 weeks ago (August 18, 2014)

When the CA aqueduct project was passed by congress, it contained a requirement to install a return drain to remove saline tail water that would accumulate from the use of aqueduct water on...

California's regulated drought impacts aquifers Commented on: 28 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: 31 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: 31 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...

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