Make the Border Wall an Asset, Not a Liability

  Back when I was growing up in a small town on the Rio Grande, the border with Mexico was just a line in the sand - sometimes a barb wire fence, sometimes a totally imaginary line stretching across those hundreds of miles of desert. We’d go out in that desert to explore old lava …

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Why Water Management Matters

Erik Wilson is a spray applicator out of Merced, California. He’s well known and respected for his work helping to create the ‘My Job Depends On Ag’ movement. He recently wrote an essay which explains California's water problem. He says that people back east may not understand why our farmers are so concerned about improving …

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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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More Regs and Taxes on Farmers

Every business person in California is painfully aware of the cost of doing business in such a highly regulated state, and the appearance that some state agencies have a strong bias against agriculture just adds to the pain.  This last year, the state made things even worse when they added a slew of costly new …

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