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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: 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: 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 – 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: Farmers playing the word game

Whether they know it or not, farmers in California especially are playing a serious word game, one in which others make the rules and...

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

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: 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: 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: 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: Solar sites can dodge farm land

When they first began to cover plots of farmland with panels to collect the sun’s energy, some thought the encroachment of the paraphernalia on...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

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...

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...

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