For decades, it seemed that San Mateo County’s cut flower industry would never stop growing. But now with increased foreign competition, local farmers explain why it’s ‘not all roses’ anymore.
Stanford researchers are re-creating farming techniques ancient Hawaiians used in hopes of learning how the islands supported such huge populations before Europeans arrived.
Stanford earth science students aim to introduce agroforestry – cheaper, more efficient and eco-friendly farming – in developing countries, but they’ve discovered there are many barriers.
After 1992 water conservation legislation forced many San Joaquin Valley farmers to leave crops untended, farmers found more eco-friendly ways to irrigate land. Still agriculture watering has many critics.
For decades, the Williamson Act kept taxes low for property owners who protected open land from development. Now, as state faces budget crunch, some landowners must farm or see tax rates nearly double.