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Agriculture Secretary Restricts Alarmist Announcements

Agriculture Secretary Restricts Alarmist Announcements

  By Dr. Jay Lehr & Tom Harris Sonny Perdue was well chosen by President Donald Trump to be Agriculture Secretary. As part of Perdue’s efforts to put our agricultural house in order, he has succeeded in filling the upper echelon of the agency with straight shooters. However, below the surface, the agency remains heavily influenced […]

I, Robot: Americans Get $7.5 Million for Robotic Strawberry Picking Research

I, Robot: Americans Get $7.5 Million for Robotic Strawberry Picking Research

By NEIL MUNRO A group of Americans is getting $7.5 million from investors to help pick strawberries by using a multi-armed, electronic-eyed robot. The investment will help field the first robots in Davis, California, said Marc Grossman, CEO of Advanced Farm Technologies. “With this investment, we can expand our lead in robotic strawberry harvesting and […]

Governor Newsom Announces Cancellation of Brainharming Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Governor Newsom Announces Cancellation of Brainharming Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

Californians for Pesticide Reform   Sacramento, CA: California’s farmworking communities will soon get a reprieve from a devastating pesticide linked to permanent brain damage in young children. A little more than two years after the Trump Administration reversed a proposed federal ban of the neurotoxic organophosphate pesticide chlorpyrifos, Governor Newsom today announced the commencement of […]

Pesticide approval process in Ventura and Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

Pesticide approval process in Ventura and Santa Barbara may have violated state law, UCLA report finds

Ventura, CA: California’s County Agricultural Commissioners failed to comply with state law requiring them to not issue permits for hazardous pesticide use without first considering whether safe alternatives exist or whether there is potential for harmful interactions with other pesticides used at the same time. That’s the explosive conclusion of a new report by UCLA […]

Fewer acres-more processing tomatoes forecast in 2019

Fewer acres-more processing tomatoes forecast in 2019

  . By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views California is a great place for growing food.  As Guv Brown and the Democrats limit water for food, farmers have learned to maximize crops. “It is a familiar pattern. San Joaquin Valley farmers are expected plant fewer acres of processing tomatoes in 2019 according to a […]

CalEPA Invitation – Information on Organic Materials Management Listening Session Feb. 22, 2019

CalEPA Invitation – Information on Organic Materials Management Listening Session Feb. 22, 2019

Date and Time: Feb. 22nd, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Location: 1001 I Street – Room 550, Sacramento, C Live Webcast: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/ Scroll to find Organic Materials Management Join by Phone & Ask Questions: 1.408.740.7256 or 1.408.317.9253; ID: 366 432 518 Join by Phone & Ask Questions in Spanish: 1.888.947.3988; ID: 926958 The California Environmental […]

Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

Keep Fraudulent Science Out of Our Courtrooms

  By Paul Driessen Courts should bar evidence that fails to meet basic standards of honesty, integrity and credibility                      A California jury recently awarded $289 million in damages (later reduced to $78 million) to a former groundskeeper, who claimed the weed killer glyphosate caused his […]

When Government says they’re doing it for the ‘Greater Good’ – Watch Out | Wildlife Project is a Theft of Property Rights

When Government says they’re doing it for the ‘Greater Good’ – Watch Out |  Wildlife Project is a Theft of Property Rights

    By Debra Tash In the Moorpark Acorn, January 11th 2019 edition,  Hector Gonzalez wrote a piece with a headline that veered close to a Marxist mantra, Finding the Line Between Public Good, Private Property.  In it there were four interviewees, the planner Kim Uhlich, who is in charge of Ventura County’s Proposed Habitat Connectivity and Wildlife […]

Fact Check : Have US Soybean Exports to China ‘Plunged’ Because of Trump’s Trade War?

Fact Check : Have US Soybean Exports to China ‘Plunged’ Because of Trump’s Trade War?

Brad Sylvester | Fact Check Reporter The Facebook page “U.S. Democratic Socialists” shared a meme Dec. 29 that faulted President Donald Trump’s trade war for a decline in American soybean exports to China. Verdict: True Since the commencement of the trade war, U.S. soybean exports to China, the world’s largest importer of soybeans, have dropped […]

Tons of Berry Fun at the 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival | May 18-19, 2019

Tons of Berry Fun at the 36th Annual California Strawberry Festival | May 18-19, 2019

Oxnard, Calif.—Kick off summer at the 36th California Strawberry Festival. Indulge in chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza and dozens of other strawberry treats at the two-day festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19 at Strawberry Meadows/College Park in Oxnard (3250 South Rose Ave.). Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., both days. Festivalgoers can sample […]

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