The Drought Fighter: Could a controversial farmer in California have found the most effective way to grow food?

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The Drought Fighter:

Could a controversial farmer in California have found the most effective way to grow food in a warming world?

On Singing Frogs Farm, a relatively minuscule, 8-acre operation in Sebastopol, California, Paul Kaiser says he is grossing more than $100,000 an acre just by harvesting vegetables. This is an astronomical sum for an urban farmer in today’s world.

One afternoon last March, on a small vegetable farm that Paul Kaiser runs in a particularly chilly valley in Sebastopol, California, a group of agriculture specialists gathered around a four-foot steel pole. The experts had come to test the depth and quality of Kaiser’s top-soil, and one of them, a veteran farmer from the Central Valley named Tom Willey, leaned on the pole to push it into the dirt as far as he could. On a typical farm, the pole comes to a stop against infertile hard-pan in less than a foot. But in Kaiser’s field, the pole’s entire length slid into the ground, and Willey almost fell over. “Wow, that’s incredible,” he said, wondering if he’d hit a gopher hole. The whole group burst out laughing. “Do it again! Do it again!” said Jeff Mitchell, a longtime professor of agriculture at the University of California at Davis.

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Frost and Frozen Corn in the Fields USA June 26 & 27th | Mini Ice Age (Video)

03.07.2017

The agriculture community chat boards and twitter feeds are loaded with images and amazement of frozen solid corn on the stalks, frost on corn, flooded fields, mega drought and horrendous conditions for growing this year. The IPCC models surely cannot say they predicted state wide swaths of deadly frosts across the grain belts of the USA the last week of June and first week of July. I wonder how the CO2 global warming crowd will try to spin this event.

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A THIRD of the nation’s honeybee colonies died LAST YEAR. Why you should care

A third of the nation’s honeybee colonies died last year. Why you should care:

America’s beekeepers watched as a third of the country’s honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply.

The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017. The decrease is small compared to the survey’s previous 10 years, when the decrease hovered at roughly 40%. From 2012 to 2013, nearly half of the nation’s colonies died.

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HELP NEEDED: Azure Organic Farm in Oregon about to be forcibly mass poisoned with glyphosate by the county government

HELP NEEDED: Azure Organic Farm in Oregon about to be forcibly mass poisoned with glyphosate by the county government:

Take action: email or call Sherman County Court today and stop them from spraying our 2,000-acre Organic farm with herbicides… More details in this video and below…

(Natural News) Azure Farms is a working, Certified Organic farm located in Moro, Central Oregon, in Sherman County. It has been Certified Organic for about 18 years. The farm produces almost all the organic wheat, field peas, barley, Einkorn, and beef for Azure Standard.

Sherman County is changing the interpretation of its statutory code from controlling noxious weeds to eradicating noxious weeds. These weeds include Morning Glory, Canada Thistle, and Whitetop, all of which have been on the farm for many years, but that only toxic chemicals will eradicate.

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Wheat Soars Most On Record After Freak Snowstorm Blankets Midwest

Wheat Soars Most On Record After Freak Snowstorm Blankets Midwest:

Just two days after we asked if wheat is the “last remaining cheap asset“, its price soared by the most on record after an “nasty” winter storm dumped 12 inches of snow in four Midwest states, resulting in crop loss of at least 50 million bushels.

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Austrian farmers fight for survival – SPÖ official laughs at their suffering

Austrian farmers fight for survival – SPÖ official laughs at their suffering:

Desperate fruit growers using candles to warm their trees.

Surprising return of winter

22 Apr 2017 – Snow and night frost are killing the young plants that have already flowered, especially the fruit trees.

Large parts of the harvest are at stake along with the very existence of many farmers in the fruit and juice sector, especially in Upper Austria.

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Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe … Could Hurt Crops

Models suggest unusually significant cold outbreak in Europe:

Both GFS and ECMWF models are suggesting Europe will be hit by two unusually significant cold outbreaks for this time of year starting next week. If this happens, below freezing temperatures would result in a lot of damage to agriculture and push the storm season ahead toward May.

Over the next 10 days, two significant cold blasts are expected to push into east-central Europe. The blast is expected to be accompanied by much-needed rainfall along the main frontal zones, but some severe weather will be likely too, according to Severe Weather Europe.

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