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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...

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...

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: 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: Farmers’ image dimmed by time

By Don Curlee The praise and respect for farmers spoken by iconic broadcaster Paul Harvey 39 years ago has not transcended the skepticism and doubt...

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,...

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

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 – Insects trapped by favorite odors

Researchers work with insects all the time, but that doesn’t mean they like them. Now they’re finding ways to lure them to their deaths...

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