Water

How Industry Lobbying Slowed Salmonella Search

About two years ago, we - the California Progress Report and I - started alerting readers to the under-reported dangers of pathogen-laced vegetables and the use of tertiary treated sewage effluent (recycled water) to irrigate... more »

’Buy Local’ is More Than Just a Marketing Gimmick

If you're older than 50, you probably remember when "buy local" might have been a slogan you used if you were involved in a boycott of bananas, oranges and iceberg lettuce. Not that many years... more »

Texas Farms are Suffering From a Labor Crisis

American farmers are living an unfolding labor crisis so much worse than a drought or a flood or a plague of locusts. dallasnews.com more »

Bumper Crop of Produce Close to Home

Kevin Irick doesn't envision fertile soil, nourishing water and bountiful sunlight to know his business is growing. Lawrence Journal-World more »

Florida’s Tomato Growers Taking it on the Chin

Rising input costs. Shrinking profits. Expensive food-safety measures. Projected budget cuts to research and Extension programs. Labor and immigration controversies – even accusations of slavery. It's safe to say Florida's tomato growers have seen better... more »

Drought in Southeast has some Pluses for Vegetable Growers

The prolonged drought in the southeastern United States has had only a moderate impact on vegetable growers, who normally rely on irrigation to water their crops. "Growers like enough rain to keep wells and ponds... more »

Grower fills seasonal need for chipping potatoes

Florida potato production is counter-cyclical. While growers in other states are looking at snow-covered fields, tinkering with their equipment and watching their storage sheds get lower and lower, growers in Florida are planting a winter... more »

Winter Vegetable Acreage Lower, Prices Down

This winter (largely January-March), fresh-market vegetable and melon area for harvest (excluding onions) is expected to decline 3 percent from that of a year earlier, according to USDA's Economic Research Service. Despite lower acreage and... more »

Earworm Becoming a Legitimate Threat for Sweet Corn Growers

The image of corn earworms floating on the winds is a bit tough to handle, but, of course, it's not the worms themselves that float. It's the moths that float in, and then they lay... more »

Great Lakes Water Compact Still Spurs Controversy

Michigan – along with the other seven states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes Basin – is either undertaking one of the greatest environmental protection and conservation measures in the history of the... more »

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