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Farming

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Fish Become Focus In War Over Future Of Delta Water

A sportfish has become a target in the war over water rights in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. The debate over the striped bass is coming to light amid a controversial state proposal to build two twin tunnels under the Delta.

11/15/2013

A farmworker picks lettuce in a field. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images)

California Farmers Voice Need For Guest Worker Program; Warn Of Crop Shortage

Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.

10/30/2013

Police handcuffs, generic crime

Santa Cruz County Farmer Accused Of Sexual Assault

A farmer was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment after a woman reported he attacked her at a farm in Watsonville last month, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

10/08/2013

Robot Harvester

Robot Lettuce Pickers In Salinas Point To Future Of Farming

Robotic farming could provide relief from recent labor shortages, lessen the unknowns of immigration reform, even reduce costs, increase quality and yield a more consistent product.

07/14/2013

California High-Speed Rail

Plight Of Farmers In Focus At Congressional High-Speed Rail Meeting In Central Valley

Members of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee will hold a special hearing in Madera on Tuesday about the status of the California’s High-Speed Rail project with a focus on rail authority’s purchases of Central Valley farm land.

05/28/2013

(CBS)

Valley Fever Hits Thousands In Parched Central Valley

California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal disease, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.

05/05/2013

Cow. (CBS)

Higher Costs, Lower Milk Prices Take Toll On California Dairy Farmers

A growing number of California’s dairy farmers are going bankrupt, as they get caught between rising feed costs and milk prices set by the government. On Tuesday, the state rejected a request by dairy farmers to raise prices on milk.

08/21/2012

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

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