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.
More Drought-Challenged California Winemakers Grow Grapes With Less WaterA growing minority of California growers and winemakers believe that when it comes to wine grapes, the less irrigation, the better.
California Drought Causes Estimated $1.84 Billion Agricultural LossesResearchers from the University of California at Davis looked Tuesday at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015.
NorCal Water Board Adopts Nation's First Rules On Pot Growers' Water UseA first of its kind regulatory plan approved by North Coast water quality officials Thursday now requires marijuana growers to register their operations and prove they are practicing environmentally responsible farming methods.
Salinas Valley Deals With Farmworker Shortage; Fields Left UnpickedIts harvest time in the Salinas Valley, and produce from the “Salad Bowl of the World” is ready for the dinner table. But in this the land of plenty, there is a big shortage of farm workers.
California's Historic Drought Sprouts Success For Napa VineyardsIn Napa Valley, home to some of California's prized vineyards, the vines are looking healthy, despite the state's historic drought, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.
Marin Land Trust Saves Family Farms And Rural Life From Developers' PressureIn one of the nation's most expensive and beautiful areas, small family farms sit on property that could fetch millions if sold to developers. In Marin County, a land trust called MALT is helping keep pastoral places undeveloped forever.
UC Study Finds Most Americans Can Be Fed Entirely By Local FarmsResearchers said the overwhelming majority of Americans could be fed entirely by food grown or raised within 100 miles of their homes.
Amid Record Drought, Group Of California Farmers Offer To Give Up 25 Percent Of Their WaterA group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.
21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On FarmsA drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.
California's Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During DroughtCalifornia’s Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state’s historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing.
California Almonds Roasted In Drought Debate Over IrrigationAs California enters its 4th year of drought, the state's multi-billion almond crop is helping drive a sharp debate about water use.