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Calif. delta farmers agree to cut water use

On May 22, an announcement was made that farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta of California will give up a quarter of their water this season. This will require leaving land unplanted or finding other ways to reduce water use such as switching to lower-use water crops or adding new technology irrigation.


Dairy markets: Class IV erosion continues

Macro developments, domestic fundamentals and an evolving technical picture suggest we’re about to snap out of the coiling pattern we’ve been in for the past week and revisit volatility. There appears to be fodder for both bulls and bears.


Seed law: Why is rye showing up in my wheat field?

There have been some surprises this spring with rye showing up in fields when there was no rye planted previously, at least not intentionally. I figured it would be worthwhile to briefly discuss seed purity standards and control options.


New Product: Rice Dairy launches Vault Technologies

Rice Dairy, LLC, a dairy futures brokerage, launched Vault Technologies, LLC, a stand-alone software company specializing in dairy data analysis. The comprehensive analytics technology utilizes an individual dairy’s unique operational data to create detailed two-year revenue and profit projections that incorporate live market pricing, margin, hedging and “what if” scenarios. Visit


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