Dump a Plan Just Because Trump Supports It? Really?

Sometimes I wish I lived in San Francisco just so I could move away from it.  A whole lot of strange thinking comes out of that town. The Board of Supervisors of San Francisco threw a temper tantrum last week, and are trying to cut off their nose to spite their face.  They chose to …

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The Root of California’s Water Woes

  We all know water is a big problem in California.  It becomes very complex - but the root of the problem is simple:  most of the water in California falls on the northwestern third of the state, and the vast majority of the people and agriculture are far away.  There are no natural delivery …

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Drought Busted?

After all these years of drought, it’s strange to hear the dire forecasts of the last week - the words ‘atmospheric river’ create a powerful mental image of a flood of rain flowing up from the south Pacific. It’s a so much better of a phrase than ‘Pineapple Express’, which sounds to me like a train owned and operated by the Del Monte corporation.

Hi-Tech Pulsed Irrigation Saves the Farm

  Last month I got to meet a couple of Madera county almond growers who overcame adversity in a big way. To Tom and Dan Rogers the drought was more than a business problem - it was a catastrophe when one of their two wells went dry and there were no well drillers available. they …

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