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With vineyard labor scarce, Napa growers warm up to machines

One warm June morning a rumble began at Hudson Vineyards. Dull at first, the low automatic hum grew, pulsing louder and closer as Kelly MacLeod searched the rolling rows of the Carneros ranch for its ... read more

Food Dude: Learning to love artichokes

Data is scarce, but the phrase ... A full canasta can weigh up to 100 pounds in the spring when the artichokes are at their heaviest. Once the canasta is full, the artichokes are taken to a field-pack ... read more

Dow Drops 71.06 to 10,905.83; Nasdaq Rises 4.95 to 3,853.50; Bloom off the Lilly as Court Rejects Extension of Prozac Patent

Lilly immediately slashed earnings estimates for late 2001 and early 2002, and when the stock opened up again ... kill a vineyard in one year, so that's why the glassy-winged is so devastating compare... read more

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A Robot That Picks Apples? Replacing Humans Worries Some

FFRobotics is developing a machine that has three-fingered grips to grab fruit and twist or clip it from a branch. The machine would have between four and 12 robotic arms, and can pick up to 10,000 .. ... read more

Frequent Fliers Fantasy Camp

There are people who grew up wanting to be Mickey Mantle. They go to Yankees fantasy camp. Others dream of playing Carnegie Hall. They join the summer orchestra down the Shore. Then there are aviation ... read more

Vineyards brace for effects of drought, warm weather

January’s unseasonably warm weather is waking up ... by labor shortages to get the work done in a shortened time. The frost season, which typically runs through April, presents another problem for ear... read more

Climate Change SOS: Soil is the Solution, or the most important environmental story I'll ever write

Vineyard ... more than 200 Napa Valley wineries, the demand for this precious resource is getting so high, the dismal 3% national composting rate is causing severe shortages. On one hand, this is exci... read more

Water in California: Too Scarce, or Just Underpriced?

Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution blog has a good roundup on why people think that, why it isn't necessarily true, and why ignoring price when it comes to rationing scarce things is a terrible idea ... read more

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out Against Sex Violence in Bosnia at Press Conference

Angelina Jolie looks stunning as she arrives at a press conference about the sex violence during war on Friday (March 28) in Sarajevo. The 38-year-old actress was joined by British Secretary of State ... read more

Banning Putin from the G20 isn't that simple

There are no rules on membership or revoking membership. Decisions are based on consensus. As such, it is not really up to Australia to decide not to invite a G20 member to a summit. This was made cle... read more

Rummage, bake sale planned

WAYNE TWP. – Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, 291 Wurtemburg Road, Wayne Township, will have a rummage sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19, which will a... read more

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