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“Clean floors” give way to cover crops

Clean Floors When I was a kid, you could evaluate a lemon grower with a look at his orchard floor. A “clean floor” was a sure sign of good stewardship. …

Guest Blog: 5th generation farmer Chris Sayer

Planting cover crop in an orchard isn’t exciting work. Fill the seeder and drive. Refill the seeder and drive more. Sometimes a stick might jam in the seeder’s mechanism and …

Three Voices on Today’s Agriculture

At UC Food Observer, we salute those who are working to make agriculture more sustainable. These three stories paint a picture of today’s challenges and present interesting solutions inspired by …

A solution to Iowa’s nitrate problem

In January, NPR’s Dan Charles reported that the city of Des Moines, Iowa – concerned about human and environmental health impacts and rising water treatment costs – intended to sue …