Farmers

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

California Farmers Clash As Huge Amount Of Water Pumped From Delta Despite Drought

Huge amounts of water are mysteriously vanishing from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta — and the prime suspects are farmers whose families have tilled fertile soil there for generations.

04/11/2015

Gov. Brown

Gov. Brown Defends Drought Restrictions That Spare Farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown defended his order requiring Californians statewide to cut back on their water use in a historic mandate that spares those who consume the most: farmers.

04/05/2015

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 small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Central Valley Farmers Impacted By California Drought; No Federal Water 2nd Year In a Row

A federal agency says it will not release any water for farmers in the Central Valley of California this year, forcing them to find other sources or leave fields unplanted.

02/27/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Central Valley Citrus Farmers Fend Off Frost Despite Freezing Temperatures

Despite the recent cold temperatures falling below freezing, citrus farmers in the Central Valley say they’ve managed to save their crops.

01/04/2015

Young Farmer

California Farmers Concerned Obama’s Immigration Action Could Lead To Worker Shortage

Some California farmers fear President Obama’s action on immigration policy could create a shortage of workers and devastate the state’s $46 billion agricultural industry.

12/29/2014

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Growers Fear Pres. Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration Will Intensify Farm Labor Shortage

Thousands of the state’s farm workers, who make up a significant portion of those who will benefit, may choose to leave the uncertainty of their seasonal jobs for steady, year-around work.

12/28/2014

Eggs for Sale

Egg Prices Could Rise As Much As 40 Percent When New State Regulations Take Effect In January

New state regulations that take effect in January that require poultry farmers to provide more space in hen houses is expected to drive up egg prices.

12/16/2014

(Photo by Max Whittaker/Prime for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Drought Sucking California’s $5 Billion Rice Harvest Dry

California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.

10/29/2014

Dried and cracked earth is visible on an unplanted field at a farm on April 29, 2014 near Mendota, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Farmers Urge Gov. Brown To Veto Legislation That Would Regulate Pumping California’s Groundwater

California Central Valley farmers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto legislation that would regulate the pumping of well water in California for the first time.

09/15/2014

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