Are shorter-term employees in agriculture’s future? Commented on: 4 weeks ago (August 1, 2014)

When you start a worker out at minimum wage and 10 years later he or she is only making $1 above minimum, it is hard to keep good quality workers.

Organic is not the ‘sustainable’ food of the future Commented on: 18 weeks ago (April 25, 2014)

"Futhermore, conventional farmers must use more pesticides because the pesticides they use kill any beneficial plants and insects" This statement is incorrect. Many pesticides out there...

Drain Hetch Hetchy and send the water to Westlands Commented on: 31 weeks ago (January 24, 2014)

O’Shaughnessy Dam and reservoir serves as the primary water source for the Hetch Hetchy Project, which provides municipal water in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since they believe that there will...

Joint liability opens can of worms for growers, PCAs Commented on: 38 weeks ago (December 6, 2013)

Anybody (handlers & applicators included) who use pesticides or who is in direct employment (paid directly by the farmer) has been required for years to be trained in the proper use and...

What happens if US loses California food production? Commented on: 42 weeks ago (November 8, 2013)

According to the May - June 2010 Sierra Club Yodeler, 82 million acre feet of water was available for the DWR to allocate between human uses and the environment for the year 2000:
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USDA’s path of ill regulations Commented on: 1 year ago (July 27, 2013)

Tim Burrack is not talking about doing away with regulations. He is talking about following the Law. It seems that more and more laws are laws for the private citizen, but only suggestions to...

New imidacloprid alternative coming Commented on: 1 year ago (July 20, 2013)

But did they test the effects on the brood or JUST the adult bees?

California agriculture surges as farms revive Commented on: 3 years ago (April 30, 2011)

The water is available, but the farmers south of the Delta will still have restrictions.

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