kerman en Betancourt Seeks Balance Between Environment, Ag in 'Ten Reasons' <p>Kerman farmer Paul Betancourt&nbsp;says it's time to Californians to abandon that idea that a healthy environment and a healthy agriculture economy can't co-exist. His new book "Ten Reasons: Finding Balance on Environmental Issues" seeks to find solutions that are both economically practical and environmentally beneficial.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:04:29 +0000 Joe Moore 19959 at Betancourt Seeks Balance Between Environment, Ag in 'Ten Reasons' Farmers, Government Seek to Prevent Heat Illness <p>It&#39;s mid-morning under a sunny and nearly cloudless sky at Paul Betancourt&#39;s farm, about 20 miles southwest of Kerman. Two workers are getting ready to disk the wheat field with the tractor and irrigate the cotton. Betancourt has been monitoring the temperature.</p><p>&quot;It was 86 when you drove up and the forecast for Fresno is 99,&quot; he says. &quot;It&#39;s usually a little cooler out here. We&#39;ve kinda done the heavy lifting for the day already.&quot;</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 02:55:42 +0000 Shellie Branco 718 at