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Marin Land Trust

Marin Land Trust Saves Family Farms And Rural Life From Developers’ Pressure

In 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.

06/12/2015

Gold Dust peaches from Masumoto Family Farm that are being shipped to Berkeley Bowl. (Photo Credit: Masumoto Family Farm)

Central Valley Farming Family Embraces Petite Peaches During Drought

The Masumoto Family Farm hopes to start a “small fruit revolution,” growing smaller peaches during the drought that are still bursting with flavor.

06/10/2015

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UC Study Finds Most Americans Can Be Fed Entirely By Local Farms

Researchers said the overwhelming majority of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes.

06/01/2015

Delta Water

California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River Watershed

Regulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.

05/20/2015

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Amid Record Drought, Group Of California Farmers Offer To Give Up 25 Percent Of Their Water

A 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.

05/20/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015

Crews remove walnut trees from farmer Paul Wenger's orchard due to the drought. (CBS)

Some California Farmers Destroy Orchards To Save Other Crops In Drought

Last 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.

04/14/2015

Cows eating grass in a cowshed. (Getty Images)

Cows Killed While Thief Steals Calf From Castro Valley Rancher

A thief shot three cows while stealing a calf from a Castro Valley rancher over the weekend, an Alameda County sheriff’s sergeant said.

04/06/2015

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Napa Vineyard Workers Fired For Demanding Seperate Women’s Bathroom Settle Lawsuit For $65K

Eight 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.

03/20/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

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