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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: 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)...

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: 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: 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...

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 Alert: Dirt not needed to grow veggies

It may be a stretch to call them farmers, but some enterprises, particularly in the arid Middle East, are producing vegetables, notably the leafy...

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...

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...

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: 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 – 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: 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: Farm growth is more than crops

By Don Curlee | Contributed It might be possible these days to start farming with a shovel, a wheelbarrow and a plot of land –...

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 Alert: Sun cleans soil ahead of crops

Fans of global warming can take comfort in the potential benefits that increased heat might have for agriculture, particularly in California’s Central Valley. Already at...

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: 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,...

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: For ag, the state is many – and more

Presenting California as the nation’s largest farm state projects a massive agricultural behemoth, but its growth profile is really composed of many diverse units...

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....

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...

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