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Ag at Large: Citrus future may be shrunken trees

Orange growers and others in the citrus industry, especially researchers, are exploring the possibility of reducing the size of trees that produce their crops....

Does Salinas portend future ag labor peace?

Observers and participants in the 50-year struggle for peaceful relations between farm workers in California and those who hire them are seeing some encouraging...

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 worker families unite for better lives

Farm workers in California’s Central Valley have created a new organization that helps them expand and strengthen their health, social and civil responsibilities. Benefits...

Ag at Large: Why do farms clutter the environmental landscape?

When the environmental phobia first became a movement, farmers wondered why the day-to-day activities they perform seemed to frustrate environmentalists. They still wonder, but...

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...

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: Annual equipment displays approach

After 53 and 51 years of staging annual farm equipment extravaganzas, often in drizzly February weather, you might think enthusiasm is slacking, but the...

Ag at Large: Generosity prevails as top farm crop

You might have noticed that when a community in the farm belt faces extenuating needs, it can count on the area’s farmers to respond...

FresYes: A pat on the head not to be ignored

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwZg9sA-QoA] California farmers seem to receive more than their share of kicks in the tail, but they can and should acknowledge gratefully one recent...

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: 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: 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...

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: Flooding the surface fills the underground

A research team has found that the recharge of depleted underground water basins can occur when crops such as alfalfa and almonds are flooded...

Despite recent rain, water conservation still needed

By A.T. Gilbert While residents throughout the Central Valley breathed a sigh of relief after the recent rainstorms, representatives of the Clovis public utilities department...

Ag at Large: State’s farm crops grow from research

Riding a tractor or guiding a pickup across a dusty field might not be inspiring environments for a farmer to consider agricultural research, but...

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 – 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: 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: Worker shortage renews interest in fit housing

Farm workers were in tight supply during the spring and summer harvest season in California, causing some growers to revisit the issue of farm...

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: Environmentalists muddy Salinas River waters

Invasive weed and shrub growth is choking mile after mile of the Salinas River, threatening to cause severe flooding and lingering dangers to farmlands,...

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