Tim Hearden

Northern California Reporter
Hearden, Tim

R&D: Building a better piece of equipment

- Companies spend years and millions of dollars developing cutting-edge equipment that farmers can depend on.

Business brisk at Colusa Farm Show

- A sense of optimism permeated the grounds at the 53rd annual gathering.

New frontiers await groundwater recharge projects

- With aquifer recharge projects in farm fields gaining in popularity, scientists are now trying to identify underground soil layers that present barriers as well as determine how late in the season they can apply water and n...

$30,000 stock dogs create buzz at Red Bluff Bull Sale

- Two stock dogs that had sold for $30,000 apiece the previous day were the talk of the arena as buyers spent nearly $1.2 million on 305 bulls at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale.

New California Farm Bureau leader to battle regs, promote ag

- Jamie Johansson, 49, an olive and citrus fruit grower from Oroville, is the California Farm Bureau Federation’s new president.

Study: Farmer input critical in creating water plans

- A pair of scientists assert California officials and researchers should get more input from farmers as they develop sustainability plans for troubled groundwater basins.

Bull sale consigners look for post-drought rebound

- With the U.S. beef herd on the mend, participants in next week’s 77th annual Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale hope prices will rebound after two consecutive years of declines.

Western Innovator: Promoting sustainable ranching

- A former California Cattlemen’s Association official, Tracy Schohr, will be a resource for ranchers in her new role as University of California Cooperative Extension livestock and natural resources adviser.

Dry December turns on California irrigation

- As of Dec. 26 Sacramento had only recorded 2.42 inches of rain for the water year that started Oct. 1, well below its normal 5.61 inches, according to the National Weather Service.