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Farming

Ripe oranges hang on a tree (Odd Anderson/Getty Images)

California Citrus Crops Badly Need Rain

Scheduled precipitation this week could be key for California’s citrus and berry industries.

01/17/2012

Cow. (CBS)

California’s Agricultural Industry is Booming

The state’s economy as a whole may still be limping along, but one sector seems to be red hot these days.

11/25/2011

Crop Duster sprays field (AP)

Environmental Groups Claim California Is Pesticide-Happy

A coalition of health and environmental groups has stirred up a hornet’s nest at the State Department of Food and Agriculture, contending that the state is too quick to use pesticides to eradicate invasive pests.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/26/2011

cherries

Wet Weather Causing Concerns For Bay Area Cherry Farmers

Many farmers in Brentwood are concerned that even more rain this late in the year could severely damage their cherry crop for the season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/31/2011

European Grapevine Moth (CBS)

Eradication Planned After Pesky Moth Discovered In Gilroy Grapevines

A 94 sq. mile quarantine area has been established in Gilroy, with eradication efforts expected to formally begin next week.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/12/2011

California Aqueduct in the San Joaquin Valley. (AP)

Bill Would Ease Unionization Of California Farmworkers

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/31/2011

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California Approves Use Of Pesticide Linked To Cancer

California regulators approved a pesticide Wednesday for use by fruit and vegetable growers despite heavy opposition from environmental and farmworker groups that cited its links to cancer.

KPIX 5–12/01/2010

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