Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.
A group representing Central Valley farmers said Thursday it has reached a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority in a lawsuit that was one of the biggest obstacles to the state’s $68 billion bullet train project.
It’s a breed ban for the much-maligned pit bull, as a major insurance company has dropped coverage for the the dog’s owners.
Conveniently-timed for Obama’s reelection, the Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Resolution program began September 24, 2012 – just a month-and-a-half before the election. Apparently the Obama administration did not care about this alleged injustice to females and Hispanics any time in the past three-and-a-half years. It just happened to be thought about and addressed now – just before voters pull the lever.
Many farmers in Brentwood are concerned that even more rain this late in the year could severely damage their cherry crop for the season.
This year’s formidable Sierra snowpack has brought good news to California farmers and cities that have endured years of drought.
California lawmakers moved ahead Thursday with a bill that would make it easier for farmworkers to unionize, acting over the objections of Republicans and the business community.
The cold weather hitting the Bay Area this weekend with promises of snow-capped mountains could turn into a killing freeze for local growers rushing to protect what’s in and above the ground.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KCBS) _ The cool summer weather in the Bay Area may be a relief to some, but it has many farmers up and down the state feeling a bit nervous.