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21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On Farms

A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.

05/05/2015

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How Much Water Are You Really Consuming?

California is in a serious drought. It’s time to save water if only a gallon at a time. But did you know by giving up one steak dinner, you could take dozens of 10 minute hot showers? Here’s why.

04/02/2015

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

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Narsai David: Stone Fruits In Season

Our food and wine expert reports the strange weather has been affecting California’s crops in some weird ways.

06/06/2014

Citrus crops frozen during a cold weather snap. (CBS)

Freezing Temperatures Put Squeeze On California Citrus Growers

California citrus growers say six nights of freezing temperatures will likely damage this year’s orange crop but no disruption is expected to supplies.

12/09/2013

Ripe oranges hang on a tree (Odd Anderson/Getty Images)

California Citrus Crops Badly Need Rain

Scheduled precipitation this week could be key for California’s citrus and berry industries.

01/17/2012

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California’s Agricultural Industry is Booming

The state’s economy as a whole may still be limping along, but one sector seems to be red hot these days.

11/25/2011

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-Happy

A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

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Central Valley Farmers Benefit From Our Rainy Winter

The rainy weather we’ve experienced over the last few months may bring some unexpected benefits for one regional economy.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/17/2011

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Cold Snap Threatens Central Valley Citrus Crops

California citrus growers braced for subfreezing temperatures that threatened to damage crops in the state’s Central Valley citrus belt.

CBS San Francisco–11/26/2010

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