A 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.
A 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 Drought
California’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.
As California enters its 4th year of drought, the state’s multi-billion almond crop is helping drive a sharp debate about water use.
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.
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.
The recent rise in egg prices has led to a shortage of chicks, as more people are raising chickens at their homes.
A Central Valley water district that is the country’s largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.
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.
A growing number of meat suppliers and processors is turning to mobile slaughterhouses. In the process, they’re making the road from farm to table very direct.