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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: 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...

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...

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: 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: Ag stats for 2014 impress, attract

  By Don Curlee Words try, photos help, but nothing conveys the magnitude of California agriculture’s performance as well as a tour of the state, not...

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...

Clovis company honored as Ag Business of the Year

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce and Baker Peterson Franklin announced the winners of the 2018 Agriculturalist of the Year and the Ag Business of...

Ag at Large: Flowers add color to farming output

Only for some are they edible, but California-grown flowers make a substantial contribution to the state’s agricultural arrangement – and its income. Their colorful production...

Ag at Large: Farming involves broad interests

Photo courtesy of Metro Creative Services By Don Curlee Just in case you think farmers hold limited viewpoints, the policy manual of the California Farm Bureau...

Ag at Large

This year’s farm equipment shows bigger than ever Just like the Super Bowl, California’s two major farm equipment shows keep growing, attracting more attendees and...

Ag at Large: Wild pigs bore down on the farm landscape

In a few California locales, wild boars can be hunted for sport during specific seasons. In mid-Kern County, the presence of wild pigs is...

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: 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: Oppressive rules hinder farmers

By Don Curlee Talking with, learning and writing about California farmers and their associates has been at least a half lifetime experience. It tells me...

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: 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: 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: 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: Tasty gives way to safety in food

Fans of government control will be thrilled by one of the federal government’s latest sorties into nourishment – a new emphasis on food safety...

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 – 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...

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...

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