Category Archives: Water

Winter at Bald Butte

Thought you’d like to see this snap of Bald Butte Ranch, taken just this week.  This photo shows the bunkhouse, shop, pumphouse and pastures behind.  Everything is buttoned up! All that snow turns into moisture, which goes into the ground, … Continue reading

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Farmers Protect Natural Resources

No-till or conservation tillage – a way of farming that reduces erosion (aka soil loss) while using less energy – is used on more than twice as many cropland acres compared to conventional tillage.  Advanced conservation practices are used on … Continue reading

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Farmers Take Conservation Seriously

We often hear of environmental groups and even city folks who challenge those who live in rural areas, on ranches or on farms to take better care of their land and natural resources.  What they don’t understand is that the … Continue reading

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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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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

Out here, water is like gold -Ed Wiltse, Mayor of Ulysses, Kansas

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Thought of the Week

You can’t do anything about the rain that won’t fall, or the rain that won’t stop falling.  

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Thought of the Week

Every dollar invested in soil and water conservation can save five to ten times that amount in costs associated with dredging rivers, building levees, and flood control in downstream areas. Dirt

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Thought of the Week

RAIN MAKES GRAIN

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Top 10 Crops In Santa Cruz County, California

In October, 2014, I wrote a post about the field trip my dad and I took to the strawberry fields of Pajaro Valley, located in Santa Cruz, California – one of the most concentrated, richest farming areas in the world. … Continue reading

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