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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
Gardening tools go mobile
Laptops that coordinate irrigation at dozens of vineyards? Remote weather stations programmed to text frost alerts? Many commercial growers are using laptops, tablets or smart phones to keep costs dow... read more
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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
Issue debated, no decision made by township supervisors
Santillo accused Giancola of not communicating with his fellow supervisors. Santillo also said that drawing up the newest ordinance cost the taxpayers money in the way of attorney’s fees. Santillo als... 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
The canned tomatoes war and the conspiracy against consumers
In his press release announcing the new tariff, Industry Minister Christopher Pyne declared a "win for Australian tomato growers and producers" who could ... the Government is forcing up the price of ... read more
On Sunday, September 18, 2011, one of God's little angels went home, Mackenzie Ankrom, stillborn, of Clinton, Pennsylvania. Mackenzie was the daughter of Eric Ankrom and Jerrica Johnson of Clinton. Sh... read more
Stories for August 2011
It is now positive for the year. posted: 08/31/2011 3:21 p.m. The former clerk for Green Forest has been sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $5,000 after pleading guilty to a charge that she ... read more
USDA's New Map for Gardeners and Farmers Shows a Warming America
As many of you know from lineatus' [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/21/1414131/-realalaskan-Bad-News-from-Sitka diary] on Friday, tragically our own [http://www.dailykos.com/user/realalaskan ... read more
Which Kevin Rudd will the voters remember?
But if he fails, he will be only the second Labor prime minister to be defeated at a federal ... a sceptical press gallery but enthusiastically embraced by an electorate fed up with John Howard and qu... read more