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Ag at Large: Planting by tape saves labor costs

California’s vegetable crop growers are developing a kind of hands-off process for planting seeds that cuts labor costs, ensures a consistent stand and avoids...

Ag at Large: Research reveals farmers’ spirit

A recent research project to measure growers’ dependence on a certain chemical product has inadvertently displayed the inherent spirit that makes farmers what they...

Ag at Large: Seasonal favorites leave us in wraps

Name a dozen or so of your California favorite fruits, nuts, vegetables, dairy products, poultry or fish and you may be surprised to learn...

Ag at Large: Pest control enters a new generation

It hardly seems possible, but several of the pest control advisors that farmers and growers depend on are beginning to retire. Some of us...

Ag at Large: Bugs to the rescue

Insects by the trillions called beneficials have been raised and released annually in California for the past 50 years or more as a significant...

Ag at Large: Hops adapt to valley climate

With the number and types of beers and the people who want to drink them proliferating, the need for the agricultural crop of hops...

Ag at Large: Bovine beauties may not be black and white

By Don Curlee | Contributed It might come as a shock: California’s happiest cows may not be the black and white Holstein dairy animals so...

Quail Lake Environmental Charter School Students Make Farm-to-School Connection With Dairy Cow and Calf

CLOVIS ROUNDUP STAFF Students at Quail Lake Environmental Charter School learned firsthand about the role of agriculture in the food supply, how milk and dairy...

Ag at Large: Farm growth is more than crops

By Don Curlee | Contributed It might be possible these days to start farming with a shovel, a wheelbarrow and a plot of land –...

Ag at Large: Farming Strengthens California’s Soul

By Don Curlee | Contributed While California’s stance on some critical national issues is being widely discussed, the voice of its farm population is being...

Ag at Large: For ag, the shows must go on – again

By Don Curlee | Contributed California agriculture’s two major farm equipment shows are again scheduled for early February, continuation of a more than 50-year tradition....

Ag at Large: In food, safety is dominant

Don Curlee | Contributed A new era in the protection of our food supplies has just begun, and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Ag at Large: The tech world needs veggies too

By Don Curlee | Contributed California agriculture is attracting the world of technology the way spring blossoms attract bees – and a half dozen outstanding...

Ag at Large: California ag needs a survey

By Don Curlee | Contributed A lot of farmers in California feel they are being squeezed by elements beyond their control. It might help if...

Ag at Large: Spending cap saves income

By Don Curlee | Contributed Farmers have been so regulated in their use of everything from pesticides to pocket knives, they may be becoming fans...

Ag at Large – talk about dry: beans survive

By Don Curlee | Contributed Since all four varieties of beans grown in California are identified as dry, you’d think the just-concluded drought would not...

Ag at large: Worlds divide the market for farmers

By Don Curlee | Contributed We talk about the world of farming, but we and today’s farmers need to know what other worlds exist in today’s...

Ag at Large: Cal ag industry is organo-strong

By Don Curlee | Contributed Whatever you grow, however you are connected, California agriculture offers an organization or association you can join and find compatibility...

Ag at large: Wasted food an issue as population increases

By Don Curlee Food producers for the most part have felt that those who buy their products can eat them, throw them away, throw them...

Ag at Large – 1 of a kind

By Don Curlee It’s time for your friends and neighbors to understand and express the one-of-a-kind character that is agriculture in California. And they need...

Organic fruits and vegetables create Clovis oasis

Photo by Valerie Shelton - Bruno Luconi shows off the herb garden at MOA.By Valerie Shelton, Editor Be a good steward of the land and...

Ag at Large: Heat protection draws a crowd

By Don Curlee It used to be that heat protection for outside workers involved a straw hat, a canteen and some salt pills. Today, it...

Ag at Large: Wage regulation impacts farmers

By Don Curlee Farmers and other agricultural enterprises in California will likely be as negatively impacted as any industry in the state if new minimum...

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