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March 12, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Caffeine is an essential at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim - thousands and thousands of food and personal care products and crowds as big as nearby Disneyland. Which is what led me to one of my favorites of the 2014 show last week. Blue Bottle Coffee and Clover organic milk - together. In a little school-size milk carton, with chicory and sugar. I can hardly wait for these to get to markets, which should happen this year. Blue Bottle founder James Freeman said he had tried other ready-to-drink coffees on the market and rated them "from terrible to horrible.
August 8, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Jack V. Pandol, a leader of the California produce industry whose innovations included pioneering global partnerships that made fresh fruit available to North Americans year-round, has died. He was 87. Pandol, who had Alzheimer's disease, died Wednesday at his longtime home in Delano, Calif., his family said. He was a second-generation farmer who thought far beyond the borders of the San Joaquin Valley land that he had worked since the 1940s. "When everybody else just saw problems, he saw opportunities," said Bryan Silbermann, president of the Delaware-based Produce Marketing Assn.
May 24, 1989
Deere & Co.: The Moline, Ill., company said second-quarter profit climbed 51% to $130.5 million. Sales rose 15% to $1.67 billion. The farm equipment maker cited signs of recovery in the farm economy for the gains. It added that production was higher worldwide and there was less price discounting.
July 1, 2008
Re "He's digging 'Farm,' " June 26 I read with interest that Barack Obama likes the Bob Dylan song "Maggie's Farm." May I suggest a Dylan lyric for John McCain to consider: "How many deaths will it take 'till he knows that too many people have died?" L. John Ernst Chatsworth
May 21, 1987
Your editorial (April 15), "Leaky Water Law," while containing some misconceptions, is well captioned. If the intent of the Reclamation Reform Act was, as you contend, to limit the eligibility of all farm operations to no more than 960 acres, then the law is truly leaky. The new law does set some limitations but leaves many farm ownership and management practices unrestricted. Your editorial notes that the law raised the entitlement limit for low-cost water to 960 acres in order to recognize reality without penalizing the "true family farm."
February 21, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
For California farmers, the use of undocumented workers is a fact of life. "Bottom line, if I have to verify everyone, I'm not going to be able to harvest my crop," explains one farm owner, Mark Teixeira of Santa Maria. When authorities clamp down, Teixeira and others can't get the labor they need to collect their produce. He said he let 22 acres of vegetables rot last year, and another farmer said he abandoned thousands of dollars of cherries. George Skelton says in Thursday's column that California farms need changes in the country's immigration system that allow them to have a steady workforce.
May 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
It's not every day that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warns Khloe Kardashian about anything. But the governor's administration sent out a "pro forma" letter to Rich Soil, Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom's clothing line, warning that the logo used on one of the brand's T-shirts might be in violation of copyright law, according to the Associated Press. Kardashian was photographed last week wearing one of the tees from her Rich Soil brand, which NBA star Odom launched in 2009 with designer Jonathan Garcia.
November 2, 1997
Re "Pierce Must Balance Saving Its Past and Facing Its Future" Oct. 19. Even though I drive by Pierce College on a weekly basis, I had never paid much attention to the farm. I can say, though, that the land is not too attractive [and] seems out of place, with cars zooming by on Victory Boulevard. Neighbors may complain that they would rather have a farm [near] their homes than another mini-mall crowded with people, but will they put money and effort into keeping the farm as it is?
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