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  • Want to help the bee populations? Grow a variety of flowers

    Want to help the bee populations? Grow a variety of flowers
    The European honey bee was brought to this continent in the early 1600s, but not to pollinate crops. Rather, early settlers sought beeswax to make candles. Native bees, which are mostly solitary ground-dwellers, were effective pollinators but did not provide significant quantities of wax or honey.
  • California agriculture: It's worth the water

    California agriculture: It's worth the water
    Pundits here in drought-stricken California have become fond of proclaiming that farms consume 80% of the state's water and generate only about 2% of its gross domestic product. "Why devote so much of our water to an industry that contributes so little...

    Wal-Mart's clout buoys animal welfare

    Wal-Mart's clout buoys animal welfare
    When the giant retailer Wal-Mart recently announced that it would ask all suppliers of fresh and frozen meat, deli, dairy and egg products to its Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in the U.S. to abide by sweeping new guidelines for the humane treatment of...

    Bug wars: In Utah farm fields it's ladybugs vs. a plague of aphids

    Bug wars: In Utah farm fields it's ladybugs vs. a plague of aphids
    James Barnhill has had a front-row seat to a tense natural battle in the farm fields of central Utah. Due to a drought and record warm winter here, invasive insects called aphids have survived the usually frigid months to ravage alfalfa and wheat...

    Pickers back at work in Baja California, but animosity remains

    Pickers back at work in Baja California, but animosity remains
    The farmworker strike that has crippled Baja California agricultural exports appears to be easing, but labor leaders and industry officials remain at odds and hundreds of protesters on Monday headed to the state capital to keep pressing for higher wages....