Ag at Large: Farmers fleeced by bully pulpit Commented on: 6 weeks ago (October 17, 2016)

If you are a farm worker making $12.00 an hour now at 60 hours a week you will be making $15.00 an hour at 40 hours a week taking a pay cut of 16.67%

Record 2016 California walnut crop at 670,000 tons Commented on: 7 weeks ago (October 9, 2016)

The bitter tasting walnuts could be Black Walnuts, they are darker than the Persian Walnut which is more commonly known as the English Walnut. I myself prefer the black walnut to the English...

Will records fall in California tree nuts this season? Commented on: 9 weeks ago (September 28, 2016)

It is September 27 and Chandlers are already being shook in parts of Glenn County. My chandlers will be harvested two weeks earlier than last year.

California moves to change overtime for farm workers Commented on: 13 weeks ago (September 2, 2016)

When the state legislature passed and the governor signed the bill to give workers at processing facilities (hullers, shellers) overtime after 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week many workers took...

High-tech answers sought for farm labor shortages Commented on: 17 weeks ago (August 1, 2016)

"immigration reform bill with the goal of addressing labor shortages" An immigration reform bill should not include allowing those that have broken our laws by coming here illegally to stay here...

Reducing almond harvest dust benefits growers, public Commented on: 18 weeks ago (July 29, 2016)

“If a school is nearby, avoid harvesting when classes are in session."
If I was to follow this suggestion I would be harvesting my almonds after 5 PM the school that is next to the orchard...

Long-term, strategic effort positions almond industry for change Commented on: 29 weeks ago (May 12, 2016)

You are correct in that the Board is a Government unto itself. If all of the 1,100,000 acres were producing an average of 2273 pounds/acre the Board would extract $100,000,000. But for the "...

More state water allotted to California farmers Commented on: 31 weeks ago (April 23, 2016)

Is this extra allotment coming from Lake Oroville? If it is then the USBR should increase the allotment by the same amount. If the SWP can send SWP water through the delta then the USBR should do...

Water decision another nail in agriculture's coffin Commented on: 33 weeks ago (April 9, 2016)

This is just a ploy to get the South of Delta farmers behind the twin tunnels idea. When the tunnels are in and operating the north state will eventually lose its surface water to LARGE voting...

Will USBR give Valley farmers another goose egg? Commented on: 36 weeks ago (March 25, 2016)

Fish and nature come first.

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