Category Archives: Technology

Hard to Believe

In a recent L.A.Times opinion editorial, two University of California Irvine professors stated that “food production requires unfathomable volumes of water,” and they concluded that California needs less agriculture. What is really “unfathomable” according to Westlands Water District, near Fresno, … Continue reading

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Washington’s Fabulous Potatoes

Sure, I live in Idaho, the state of famous potatoes.  But our next door neighbor grows massive amounts of potatoes, too.  In fact, Washington has been declared to have “the world’s most productive potato fields.” About 250 Washington farms produced … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes – one for peace, and one for science.” -President J.F.K.

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Thought of the Week

It all begins with the soil -Wilbur-Ellis, Ideas to Grow With

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Thought of the Week

“Our fields are never bare. When you use a shovel to look at the soil in our fields, it’s like a geological dig. Much of it hasn’t been turned over in 40 years.  It has a thick duff layer to … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“I really like to innovate. Farming is such an exciting occupation and way to live.” -John Aeschliman, Farmer

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Thought of the Week

“The soil must be treated as a living thing, and when you stop tillage the organisms that produce the nutrient exchange systems that feed our crops return in mass.  The soil once again becomes healthy like it was in the … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

As the world’s population grows, it also continues to shift more toward urbanization and farther away from the farm. People in cities tend to think they know more about how food is grown than people in rural areas, and if … Continue reading

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Cereal Tidbits

In Rome, in 496 BC there was a drought.  The priests thought if they started worshiping the Greek goddess, Demeter, she might help.  They changed her name to Ceres from the Latin “crescere,” meaning “to grow” which is also the … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“I guess I make a lot of work look like not much.” -Rick Waitley, President, Association Management Group

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