I’m going to go far outside of my domain knowledge in this post. But I’ve been troubled by our area’s experience with wildfires this year and I’ve been doing a great deal of thinking about what we can do. Now, let me be clear that I have no expertise in this area and I assume that much of what I’m about to write is wrong. Yet, I feel compelled to contribute my thoughts to the conversation that we should be having: How do we prevent and mitigate future wildfires? How do we
I have added a new feature to the Grape Data Tool. Now it shows today's date, along with the dates for the Turrentine Crop Contest submission deadline, the release dates for the Preliminary and Final Crush Report and my estimate of the release date for the Acreage Report. Of course, it also gives the number of days left until those dates. It is only available as part of the Advanced Grape Data Tool. You can download that from my Excel Tools Page by right-clicking on the a
A recent study looked at how medical marijuana legalization has influenced alcohol consumption. The study is solid, with falsification and robustness check and consideration of covariants and confounders. According to the researchers, medical marijuana legalization reduces consumption by 15%. This is the first real evidence I have seen that marijuana is a threat to wine. At this point I would characterize the situation as 'a preponderance of evidence indicating that marij
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