Growers in Fresno have sawed off large portions of their trees because there’s not enough water to keep the dense canopies alive, and spray painting them with a diluted latex paint that acts as a sunblock.
Despite the recent cold temperatures falling below freezing, citrus farmers in the Central Valley say they’ve managed to save their crops.
75 percent of the naval orange crop is still on the tree.
California farmers produced a record tomato crop this year, even in the face of a withering drought.
A main ingredient in beer-making has reached record prices, and that means the price of your favorite brew will likely head higher.
The recent stretch of cold weather days in Northern California could have long-term effects on state’s citrus industry and growers are using a high-tech way of assessing the damage.
Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.
Unseasonably cool weather affected the crop for the second straight year.
The cold weather hitting the Bay Area this weekend with promises of snow-capped mountains could turn into a killing freeze for local growers rushing to protect what’s in and above the ground.