Ag Today March 20, 2018
10 Years Later, California Still Reviewing Pesticide That Kills Bees
Monday, March 19, 2018
By Erik Anderson, KPBS
Warren Treisman was fascinated by the bees he kept in a backyard beehive of his Del Cerro home. The hive rested against a fence on the west side of his backyard, behind a Jacuzzi. Intrigued by his sister’s attempts to keep a hive in a much colder climate back east, Treisman set up his own colony and began harvesting honey.
”Usually, you just watch them and see that the activity is normal and everything’s OK,” Treisman said.
He grew accustomed to the activity the hive brought to...
Ag Today, March 19, 2018
Harvard’s Nutty Idea: Cracking Into the Almond Market
Large investors head Down Under to invest in established orchards and plant new trees
By Lucy Craymer- The Wall Street Journal
Updated March 18, 2018 10:17 p.m. ET
In the Australian state of New South Wales, Harvard University is developing around 1,480 acres of former potato fields and other farmland, building a new dam and planting trees that will take about three years to bear their first edible crops.
It is part of a growing bet on almonds by the college’s endowment, which is adding to around 1,235 acres of almond plantations it already owns near a...
Ag Today, March 16, 2018
Why your water provider is fighting California's ban on watering sidewalks
BY DALE KASLER AND RYAN SABALOW-The Sacramento Bee
March 15, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated March 16, 2018 06:14 AM
It seemed like the sort of thing any drought-wary Californian could support.
The state's water cops were poised last month to pass a set of rules prohibiting what most everyone agrees are wasteful water uses –like letting water from a hose without a nozzle flow into a storm drain.
But no change in California water policy ever comes easily. The State Water Resources Control Board's proposal to impose permanent conservation rules – such as prohibiting hosing...
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