California Drought Causes Estimated $1.84 Billion Agricultural LossesResearchers from the University of California at Davis looked Tuesday at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015.
Petaluma Egg Ranch Workers Wearing Bio-Hazard Suits To Prevent Avian Flu OutbreakThe price of eggs at the supermarket has skyrocketed lately due to the avian flu outbreak, and a Petaluma rancher is putting his chicken farm under bio-hazard lock down to prevent an outbreak from affecting his flock.
Marin Land Trust Saves Family Farms And Rural Life From Developers' PressureIn one of the nation's most expensive and beautiful areas, small family farms sit on property that could fetch millions if sold to developers. In Marin County, a land trust called MALT is helping keep pastoral places undeveloped forever.
Central Valley Farming Family Embraces Petite Peaches During DroughtThe Masumoto Family Farm hopes to start a "small fruit revolution," growing smaller peaches during the drought that are still bursting with flavor.
UC Study Finds Most Americans Can Be Fed Entirely By Local FarmsResearchers said the overwhelming majority of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes.
California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River WatershedRegulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.
Amid Record Drought, Group Of California Farmers Offer To Give Up 25 Percent Of Their WaterA group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.
Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, BusinessWhile most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.
Some California Farmers Destroy Orchards To Save Other Crops In DroughtLast summer, Paul Wenger thought his grove was strong enough to handle another drought. Instead, a reduction in water allocations this year has him forced to take down the old trees in order to give his new trees a chance at surviving the drought.
Cows Killed While Thief Steals Calf From Castro Valley RancherA thief shot three cows while stealing a calf from a Castro Valley rancher over the weekend, an Alameda County sheriff’s sergeant said.
Napa Vineyard Workers Fired For Demanding Seperate Women's Bathroom Settle Lawsuit For $65KEight farmworkers and a Napa Valley vineyard owner, management company and labor contractor have settled a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit involving the lack of a separate bathroom for female workers at the Napa vineyard.
Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New NormalStanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”