Category: Ag News

Does Salinas portend future ag labor peace?

Observers and participants in the 50-year struggle for peaceful relations between farm workers in California…

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.…

Ag at Large: Farmers playing the word game

Whether they know it or not, farmers in California especially are playing a serious word…

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…

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…

FresYes: A pat on the head not to be ignored

California farmers seem to receive more than their share of kicks in the tail, but…

Ag at Large: Citrus future may be shrunken trees

Orange growers and others in the citrus industry, especially researchers, are exploring the possibility of…

Ag at Large: Solar sites can dodge farm land

When they first began to cover plots of farmland with panels to collect the sun’s…

Ag at Large: Flooding the surface fills the underground

A research team has found that the recharge of depleted underground water basins can occur…

Ag at Large: Generosity prevails as top farm crop

You might have noticed that when a community in the farm belt faces extenuating needs,…

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,…

Ag at Large: Annual equipment displays approach

After 53 and 51 years of staging annual farm equipment extravaganzas, often in drizzly February…

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…

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…

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…

Ag at Large: Research reveals farmers’ spirit

A recent research project to measure growers’ dependence on a certain chemical product has inadvertently…

Ag at Large: Seasonal favorites leave us in wraps

Name a dozen or so of your California favorite fruits, nuts, vegetables, dairy products, poultry…

Ag at Large: Pest control enters a new generation

It hardly seems possible, but several of the pest control advisors that farmers and growers…

Ag at Large: Bugs to the rescue

Insects by the trillions called beneficials have been raised and released annually in California for…

Ag at Large: Hops adapt to valley climate

With the number and types of beers and the people who want to drink them…

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…

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…

Ag at Large: Farm growth is more than crops

By Don Curlee | Contributed It might be possible these days to start farming with…