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.
California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking WaterThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
2016 Ballot Initiative Could Upend Gov. Brown's Delta Water Tunnels PlanA measure expected to qualify for the November 2016 ballot could threaten Gov. Jerry Brown's $15 billion twin tunnel plan to send water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
California's Historic Drought Sprouts Success For Napa VineyardsIn 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.
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.
Marin Land Trust Saves Family Farms And Rural Life From Developers' PressureIn 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.