California Department of Food and Agriculture
How do you know you’re getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?
Organic farmers and environmentalists are challenging California’s strategy on pesticides and crop pests.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture detected the first incidence in the Bay Area of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Oct. 6. The pest causes a disease that kills citrus trees.
With feed costs high and dry weather in the forecast, ranchers are already selling off parts of their herds as grazing pastures have turned brown.
The government watchdog that is supposed to ensure consumers are not overcharged at the grocery store has stopped doing its job.
Responding to a wave of criticism, a California milk board on Thursday modified an advertising campaign that targeted men by promoting milk as a way to lessen the effects of premenstrual syndrome.
The state is trying to rush a new plan for dealing with invasive insects that will hurt farmers and could prevent Californians from blocking any kind of pesticide spraying in the future, according to a coalition of environmental and health leaders.