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Lake Oroville, California -- 2011 on the left, and September, 2014 on the right (Credit Paul Hames and Kelly Grow, California Dept. of Water Resources)

California Officially Enters 4th Year Of Drought With Worst Water Situation In History

Wildfires, countless acres of decimated farmland, at least a dozen communities running out of water within days, and massive fish kills are just the beginning, as the short-term climate shows no signs of a return of moisture.

09/30/2014

An erradication team goes on a pot farm raid in the Six Rivers National Forest. (CBS)

Behind The Scenes View Of Humboldt Pot Raid Shows Environmental Wreckage From Illegal Marijuana Farms

Deep in Humboldt County’s Six Rivers National Forest, a team of law enforcement agents deploys choppers filled with agents to battle illegal marijuana grows and combat the environmental damage from massive pot farms.

09/26/2014

A sign is posted near a row of Kale at the City Hall Victory Garden August 11, 2008 at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco First California City To Test Urban Farming Tax Break Law For Property Owners

San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break.

09/02/2014

Drake's Bay Oyster Farm appeal declined by Supreme Court

Jump On Tomorrow: Oyster Farm Closing, Tech Privacy Meeting, Traffic Alerts

Get a jump on what’s happening tomorrow around the Bay.

07/30/2014

A bud grows on a marijuana plant

$13.9 Million Pot Farm Discovered, Destroyed In Northern Napa County

The Napa Special Investigations Bureau and Napa County Sheriff’s Office detectives eradicated nearly 14,000 marijuana plants at an illegal grow site Tuesday in northern Napa County near the Lake County line.

06/06/2014

A stream of water cuts through a dry section of Folsom Lake on March 20, 2014 in Granite Bay, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Drought Could Cost Agricultural Economy $1.7B, Leave Thousands Without Work

Researchers say California’s drought could cost the state’s agricultural economy $1.7 billion this year and leave more than 14,000 farmworkers without work.

05/19/2014

Baby Pigs.

Bacon Prices On The Rise As Virus Killing Millions Of Baby Pigs In U.S.

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it’s threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10 percent or more.

04/08/2014

Without water, fields lay fallow and cropless on a California farm that receives no water.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

As Drought Continues, Farmers Fear Feds Could Seize Water

With no end in sight to California’s drought, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize water in the San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops.

01/28/2014

Police handcuffs, generic crime

Santa Cruz County Farmer Accused Of Sexual Assault

A farmer was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment after a woman reported he attacked her at a farm in Watsonville last month, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

10/08/2013

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

UC Berkeley Weighs Legal Action To Evict Occupy Farmers

University of California, Berkeley officials said they’re prepared to take legal action if Occupy activists refuse to leave school-owned land where they have pitched tents and planted crops.

05/08/2012

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