Bay Area Company CropX Uses Sensors And App To Maximize Water Use For CropsCropX allows farmers to use wireless sensors that send soil readings to the cloud and the startup's software determines how much water different areas of the field need.
West Coast Drought Serves As Boon For Wine Industry In Washington StateIt was a record harvest for Washington state in 2014, with many California-based wineries starting to invest in properties.
California Citrus Growers Trimming, Painting Trees To Deal With DroughtGrowers 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.
Central Valley Citrus Farmers Fend Off Frost Despite Freezing TemperaturesDespite the recent cold temperatures falling below freezing, citrus farmers in the Central Valley say they’ve managed to save their crops.
Central Valley Citrus Crop Spared So Far, Despite Recent Cold Snap75 percent of the naval orange crop is still on the tree.
California’s Tomato Harvest Defies Withering Drought Conditions; Breaks RecordsCalifornia farmers produced a record tomato crop this year, even in the face of a withering drought.
Record Hops Prices Mean More Expensive Beer For DrinkersA main ingredient in beer-making has reached record prices, and that means the price of your favorite brew will likely head higher.
California Citrus Growers X-Raying Fruit To Assess Freeze Damage To CropThe 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.
California Farmers Voice Need For Guest Worker Program; Warn Of Crop ShortageFarmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.
California Grape Crop Shows Declining NumbersUnseasonably cool weather affected the crop for the second straight year.
Bay Area Farmers Race Against Approaching ColdThe 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.