Environmentalists Urge Lawmakers To Crack Down On Water-Guzzling FarmsCalifornia's environmentalists urge lawmakers to require water cutbacks for farmers, who use 80 percent of the state's water.
Central Valley Farmers Drill More, Deeper Wells As Drought Limits LoomSan Joaquin Valley farmers drilled 2,500 wells last year, 5 times the annual average for the previous 30 years.
Tomato-Loving Pest Could Destroy California CropTomatoes are abundant at many farmer’s markets at this time of the year, but a little pest could change that in the future.
700 Trillion Gallons Of Water Found Deep Below California's Central ValleyStanford researchers have released a surprising new study revealing that California is sitting on top of a vast water resource that we didn’t know was there, and it could hold as much as 7,000 trillion gallons.
Big Agriculture Adopting Technology To Increase EfficiencyAgriculture is embracing technology to become more efficient, and startups are interacting with industry leaders to develop the best tools.
California Farmers Reap Record Sales Despite Historic DroughtCalifornia farmers recorded $53.5 billion in sales n 2014, the same year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency.
California Farmers Reaping Record Sales In Spite Of DroughtA new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the drought.
Despite El Niño Storms, Central Valley Farmers Brace For Continued DroughtFarmers in the San Joaquin Valley are bracing to receive no irrigation water from a federal system of reservoirs and canals for a third consecutive year.
Judge Rejects California Farmers' Challenge To Water CutsA California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.
California Proposes Historic $1.5M Fine Aimed At Farms For Taking WaterThe California water board has proposed the first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for water-taking during the drought.
California Orders Irrigation District To Stop Pumping Water Or Pay $10K A DayCalifornia has issued its first cease and desist order telling an irrigation district to stop pumping water under this year's tightened drought regulations.
Bay Area Company CropX Uses Sensors And App To Maximize Water Use For CropsCropX allows farmers to use wireless sensors that send soil readings to the cloud and the startup's software determines how much water different areas of the field need.