Agriculture

Napa Valley Vineyard

California’s Historic Drought Sprouts Success For Napa Vineyards

In Napa Valley, home to some of California’s prized vineyards, the vines are looking healthy, despite the state’s historic drought, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

07/04/2015

Hamburgers

DJ, Musician Moby Tells Drought-Shamed Californians To Skip Showers So They Can Eat Beef ‘Responsibly’

Grammy Award-winning DJ, musician and very vegan artist Moby is the face of a new campaign that let’s folks ‘have their steak and eat it, too,’ even in these drought-shaming times.

06/15/2015

Marin Land Trust

Marin Land Trust Saves Family Farms And Rural Life From Developers’ Pressure

In one of the nation’s most expensive and beautiful areas, small family farms sit on property that could fetch millions if sold to developers. In Marin County, a land trust called MALT is helping keep pastoral places undeveloped forever.

06/12/2015

Khapra Beetle infestation at the Port of Oakland (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

Dangerous Beetle Infestation Found In 14-Ton Chickpea Shipment From India To Oakland

U.S. Customs and Border Protection working at the Port of Oakland discovered a Khapra beetle infestation while examining a shipment of chickpeas from India last week.

06/04/2015

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

California Farmers Propose Ways To Save Water, Avoid Steeper Cuts

The farmers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta east of San Francisco proposed the deal to spare themselves deeper mandatory cuts later.

06/03/2015

Delta Water

California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River Watershed

Regulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.

05/20/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015

Fairmead Residence

Residents Of Central Valley Farm Community Lose Water As Surrounding Orchards Bloom

Families in one Central Valley farming community are coping with a lack of running water as the drought deepens and their remaining wells run dry.

05/08/2015

Almond Irrigation

California Almonds Roasted In Drought Debate Over Irrigation

As California enters its 4th year of drought, the state’s multi-billion almond crop is helping drive a sharp debate about water use.

04/19/2015

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

California Farmers Clash As Huge Amount Of Water Pumped From Delta Despite Drought

Huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.

04/11/2015

more