Central Valley Farmers Drill More, Deeper Wells As Drought Limits LoomSan Joaquin Valley farmers drilled 2,500 wells last year, 5 times the annual average for the previous 30 years.
Fertilizers Adding Dangerous Levels Of Nitrates To California GroundwaterThe first-ever California Nitrogen Assessment evaluates the impact of nitrates from fertilizers on the human and natural environment.
Big Agriculture Adopting Technology To Increase EfficiencyAgriculture is embracing technology to become more efficient, and startups are interacting with industry leaders to develop the best tools.
Cafe Gratitude, Gracias Madre Owners Upset Vegan Patrons By Slaughtering AnimalsOwners of two premier vegan restaurants in California have angered some patrons after revealing that they have slaughtered animals and eaten meat at their Vacaville farm.
Despite El Niño Storms, Central Valley Farmers Brace For Continued DroughtFarmers in the San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year.
SoCal Water Agency's Land Purchase Rattles California FarmersMetropolitan Water District of Southern California bought farmland in Palo Verde Valley to get access to Colorado River water.
California Craft Brewers Plan For Drought, Pray For RainIf Nature doesn't bring significant rain and snowfall this season, some California craft breweries may be forced to leave the state.
Discovery Of Oriental Fruit Flies In Santa Clara County Prompts 8-Week Eradication EffortThe third discovery of oriental fruit flies in Santa Clara County this year has prompted a treatment in San Jose and Monte Sereno that will last for eight weeks.
More Drought-Challenged California Winemakers Grow Grapes With Less WaterA growing minority of California growers and winemakers believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.
California Drought Causes Estimated $1.84 Billion Agricultural LossesResearchers from the University of California at Davis looked Tuesday at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015.
Judge Rejects California Farmers' Challenge To Water CutsA California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.
Environmentalists Concerned Drought Causing Salty Bay Water To Invade Delta, Threaten EcosystemState officials are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.