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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

A helicopter circulates air above a Central Valley citrus orchard. (Roberta Gonzales)

Innovative Farmer Brings In Truck-Mounted Helicopter To Protect Central Valley Crops From Frost

Sure, temperatures here in the Bay Area will hit near and record warmth today and Wednesday, but until the “Cold Snap” snapped Sunday morning, I caught this interesting and intriguing sight in the Central Valley.

01/06/2015

Turkeys in a farm.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Petaluma Farm Heeds Omnivore’s Dilemma For A Personal Approach To Thanksgiving Turkey

You’ll probably shop for your Thanksgiving turkey at the supermarket, but Mike Sugerman went About The Bay to meet his meat at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma.

11/24/2014

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Authorities Clear Petaluma Duck Farm Of Wrongdoing After Video Surfaces

Authorities have cleared a Sonoma County duck farm of any wrongdoing related to animal cruelty.

10/24/2014

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

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