FarmsReach Social Media Roundup

On the FarmsReach Facebook and Twitter pages, we post a mix of news, inspirational quotes, photos and more each day.

For those who shy away from the information overload of tracking each of these social sites, here is your monthly “best of” roundup of posts.

If you like, you can “Like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter to access the information flow. Otherwise, we hope you enjoy our digest of best picks!


USDA predicts record California almond crop, Merced Sun Star
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California almond growers will harvest a record 2.1 billion pounds this year, a federal agency projected Monday, further evidence that water is finding its way to this profitable crop.

California ranchers tackle the climate crisis one pasture at a time, Grist
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By spreading compost on their pastures, Marin County ranchers have been able to suck significant amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. But can it work elsewhere?

Risking Another Silent Spring, NYT
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There is little doubt about the connection between certain pesticides and the calamitous bee die-off.

Designing your Farm for Weed ManagementRodale Institute
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Not using the right weed management tools at the right time can lead to a long season of trying to save crops buried knee deep in the weeds.

The Future of Food Depends on Grass, Food+Tech Connect
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BN Ranch’s Nicolette Hahn Niman says technology can facilitate the shift to grass-based farming, which we need to create a more sustainable future of food.

Drought pushing water prices to record levels, Vallejo Times-Herald
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Rumors drifted across the parched Central Valley that a bidding war for water might push auction prices as high as $3,000 an acre-foot, up from $60 in a normal year.

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