agriculture

The Sacramento Bee
The front line in the olive oil war has been drawn in California

There's a war over your salad dressing, and the front line has been drawn in California.

Foothill Agrarian
The Subtlety of Summer Drought on California Rangelands

Sep 8, 2014

With Labor Day and our local Gold Country Fair behind us, I find my thoughts turning to autumn.  This morning, I went through all of our mature ewes, checking them for udder problems and teeth problems, and de-worming any that seemed to have internal parasites.  We call this process "bagging and mouthing" - we...

The Sacramento Bee
City Beat: Sacramento pursuing plan to allow urban farms

City Beat: Sacramento pursuing plan to allow urban farms

From Valley View Acres, it all seems so peaceful, even the sprawl. This neighborhood is a thumb-shaped plot of ranches and small farms at the northern reaches of the city. It’s also the only place in this city of nearly a half-million people where you can keep livestock and run a farm.

The Sacramento Bee
Anderson: Bayer CropScience investing $80 million in West Sacramento campus

Anderson: Bayer CropScience investing $80 million in West Sacramento campus

If you’re wondering whether the world’s crop science companies are listening to consumer demand for sustainable farming, look no farther than West Sacramento, where Bayer CropScience is investing $80 million toward developing products to naturally combat pests and diseases.


Fermentation processes are sought to increase biopesticide volume while maintaining potency.

The Sacramento Bee
Quake jolts, doesn’t stop 2014 Napa harvest

Quake jolts, doesn’t stop 2014 Napa harvest

The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins.


In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, the broken glass remains of earthquake damaged library wines are shown in a bin at Saintsbury winery in Napa,...

The Sacramento Bee
CSU Sacramento students teach aquaponics to Luther Burbank students

CSU Sacramento students teach aquaponics to Luther Burbank students

Sacramento City Unified School District students are learning how to utilize aquaponics to produce plants, fruit and vegetables in an urban garden at Luther Burbank High School as a component of the Summer of Service program. Cheyene Keniston and ...

The Sacramento Bee
CSU Sacramento students teach aquaponics to Luther Burbank students

CSU Sacramento students teach aquaponics to Luther Burbank students

Sacramento City Unified School District students are learning how to utilize aquaponics to produce plants, fruit and vegetables in an urban garden at Luther Burbank High School as a component of the Summer of Service program. Cheyene Keniston and ...

Foothill Agrarian
Headed to the Fair

Sep 1, 2014
Headed to the Fair

As I write this on Labor Day afternoon, Sami and the girls are preparing to wash their Gold Country Fair lambs and give them one last clip.  Lara is showing a market lamb, her eighth trip to the fair since she was 9 years old.  Emma will be s...

Foothill Agrarian
More Thoughts on Scale and Small Farm Profitability

Aug 28, 2014
More Thoughts on Scale and Small Farm Profitability

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog post entitled "Does Small = Sustainable" in response to an article in the New York Times Sunday Review ("Don't Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers").  The author of the original article, Bren Smith, a fa...

The Sacramento Bee
Grape crush kicks off early at UC Davis

Grape crush kicks off early at UC Davis

The annual grape crush at UC Davis’ campus winery kicked off early Thursday, weeks before most winemaking students will return for classes, because this summer’s drought moved up the harvest season.


Paul Green, assistant winemaker at UC Davis, checks the grapes harvested Thursday morning for crushing. He sees challenges such...

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