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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)

Feds Stepping In To Help Rural California Communities Suffering In Drought

The federal government is stepping in to help California communities, particularly in rural areas, in danger of drying out during the drought.

07/17/2014

A water well being drilled in the Central Valley. (CBS)

California’s Record Drought Sparks Well Drilling Boom

California water well diggers are working around the clock, drilling wells for farmers desperate to keep their crops from turning to dust.

07/07/2014

Milkshake the cow has an identity crisis -- her owner says she thinks she's a dog.

Rescued El Dorado Cow Thinks She’s A Dog

Milkshake is visibly a cow in appearance, but the rescued bovine is more likely to exhibit the qualities of her canine companions.

06/11/2014

Young Farmer

New Generation Of Farmers Finds Purpose, Satisfaction Going Back To The Land

Young people are drawn to big cities and the latest technology these days but, here in the Bay Area, a new generation of farmers is working the land on the urban edge.

05/23/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Bee Hive Thefts Prove California’s Central Valley Beekeeping Is Big Business

Central Valley beekeepers are losing tens of thousands of dollars to thieves making off with beehives.

05/06/2014

California Drought Dries Up Bay Area Reservoirs

California Farmers To Get More Water As Feds Ease Drought-Related Cutbacks

California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutbacks because of recent rain and snow.

04/18/2014

California farm. (CBS)

Despite Drought, Plenty Of Gallons Still Needed To Water California’s Crops

Most people don’t realize how much water it takes to grow their food. For example, to grow one single almond it takes one gallon of water. To grow one head of lettuce it takes three-and-a-half gallons of water. And to grow one walnut, it takes five gallons of water.

04/17/2014

Water Pump

Central Valley Farmers Drill Deep To Defeat Drought

Well drilling is booming across California’s Central Valley, with some drilling companies booked for months.

04/13/2014

A sign on a farm trailer reading 'Food grows where water flows,' hangs over dry, cracked mud at the edge of a farm April 16, 2009 near Buttonwillow, California. Central Valley farmers and farm workers are suffering through the third year of the worsening California drought with extreme water shortages and job losses. The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicts Central Valley farm losses of $325 million to $477 million and total losses for crop production and related business to be between $440 and $644 million. Central Valley is expected to lose 16,200 to 23,700 full-time jobs and food prices are expected to rise nationwide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Feds Announce $20M In Aid For Drought Affected Farmers

Federal officials have announced $20 million in aid for California farmers affected by the ongoing drought.

02/04/2014

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

17 California Communities In Danger Of Running Out Of Water In 4 Months

As the drought in California continues, 17 communities throughout the state could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.

01/29/2014

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