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Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Farmers Urge Gov. Brown To Veto Legislation That Would Regulate Pumping California’s Groundwater

California Central Valley farmers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would regulate the pumping of well water in California for the first time.

09/15/2014

Birds Fly Over Central Valley Rice Field

Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating Birds

With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.

09/13/2014

Artist rendering of a California High-Speed Rail trail. (CA High-Speed Rail Authority)

Central Valley Farmers’ Legal Efforts To Stop High-Speed Rail Plan Could Be Coming To An End

Central Valley farmers opposed to construction of California’s high-speed rail may face their last legal stop this week. Attorneys will petition the State Supreme Court to halt the rail plan dead in its tracks.

09/01/2014

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California Drought: Wells Literally Running Dry In One Central Valley Community

Tulare County Water Resources Department says the drought is so severe in parts of California’s Central Valley that water is not coming out of faucets in some cases. Bottled water had to be delivered for people to drink.

08/27/2014

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California Drought Leaves Hundreds In Central Valley Without Drinking Water; Bottled Water Rations Delivered

Government officials and community groups say hundreds of rural San Joaquin Valley residents no longer can get drinking water from their home faucets because California’s extreme drought has dried up their individual wells.

08/23/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

California Drought Devastating Honeybees, Pushing Honey Prices Higher

California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

08/21/2014

Vineyards (CBS)

Narsai David: Bargain Red Wines From California’s Central Valley

Everyone loves a bargain and when it comes to red wine, food and wine expert Narsai David says California’s Central Valley has some options you should try.

08/15/2014

A stream of water cuts through the dry bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown’s Drought Task Force Meets With SF Public Utilities Commission

Members of Governor Browns’ interagency Drought Task Force came to San Francisco Monday to meet with local government officials to learn more about efforts to respond to the drought.

08/11/2014

Valley Fever Research

Feds Recommend California Test Prison Inmates For Valley Fever

Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

07/28/2014

A water well being drilled in the Central Valley. (CBS)

California’s Record Drought Sparks Well Drilling Boom

California water well diggers are working around the clock, drilling wells for farmers desperate to keep their crops from turning to dust.

07/07/2014

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