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Organic Dairy Ranchers Want Tule Elk To Be Removed From GGNRA Pastures

Organic dairy ranchers are urging authorities to remove tule elk from agricultural land in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes seashore and build a large fence to keep them out.

10/12/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

As Demand Soars, Supermarkets Struggle To Keep Organic Milk Stocked

Grocery shoppers looking for organic milk in Bay Area supermarkets may be out of luck as farmers struggle to keep up with demand.

10/01/2014

Rancho Feeding Corporation slaughterhouse in Petaluma. (CBS)

Petaluma Slaughterhouse Co-Owner Pleads Guilty In Scheme Processing Diseased Cows

The co-owner of a Petaluma slaughterhouse accused of processing bad beef pleaded guilty in an alleged scheme that led to a massive international beef recall.

08/22/2014

Livestock inside a pen at a slaughterhouse in Petaluma.

4 Petaluma Slaughterhouse Officials Indicted On Charges Of Processing Diseased Animals

A federal grand jury has indicted four officials at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse, alleging they slaughtered diseased cows while inspectors were on their lunch breaks and distributed the cattle.

08/18/2014

Milkshake the cow has an identity crisis -- her owner says she thinks she's a dog.

Rescued El Dorado Cow Thinks She’s A Dog

Milkshake is visibly a cow in appearance, but the rescued bovine is more likely to exhibit the qualities of her canine companions.

06/11/2014

Cow. (CBS)

FDA May Ban North Bay Brewery From Turning Used Grain Into Cow Feed

New federal regulations to make sure feed is safe for animals may have an unintended consequence. A North Bay brewery that gives its used grain to feed cows could be banned from doing so.

04/14/2014

Cow. (CBS)

3 Congressmen Ask USDA To Reopen Central Valley Slaughterhouse

Three Central California congressmen cited the region’s high unemployment Thursday while asking the federal government to reopen a slaughterhouse at the center of a cruelty and food safety investigation.

08/23/2012

(CBS)

Feds Suspend Purchases From Central Valley Slaughterhouse Accused Of Cruelty

The federal government said it has suspended purchases of meat from a California slaughterhouse under investigation for animal cruelty and possible health issues.

08/22/2012

Cow. (CBS)

Higher Costs, Lower Milk Prices Take Toll On California Dairy Farmers

A growing number of California’s dairy farmers are going bankrupt, as they get caught between rising feed costs and milk prices set by the government. On Tuesday, the state rejected a request by dairy farmers to raise prices on milk.

08/21/2012

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