Although 2015 saw a continuation of drought conditions into the fifth year for California, a heavy rainfall event in early December 2014 provided enough moisture to the soil for plant growth to continue even with a dry spring. This report highlights some of the activities at the Lockeford
California air quality should get a boost from farmers using lower emission harvesting equipment, according to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in California. Beginning in 2016, the agency is offering a new incentive option for almond and walnut farmers...
For any California farmer who doubts the soil-health benefits of no-till, Michael Crowell offers this challenge: “Just come look at my soil.” Crowell, 72, and his son and business partner, Adam, 46, own and operate a 270-acre dairy in Turlock Calif....
When Scott Park began his farming career more than 40 years ago, he farmed pretty much the way everyone else did – conventionally. But Park realized his business model wasn’t sustainable. “Profit margins were quite slight. Watch the video on YouTube!
When you talk to Fritz Durst, do not call soil “dirt.” “Dirt is what you build a house on. Soil is a living thing,” he will tell you emphatically. That fundamental understanding is the foundation... Watch the video on YouTube!
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