Well drilling is booming across California’s Central Valley, with some drilling companies booked for months.
Federal officials have announced $20 million in aid for California farmers affected by the ongoing drought.
As the drought in California continues, 17 communities throughout the state could run out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.
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.
Farmers said they are having trouble finding enough workers to pick their crops, and may have to switch to machines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.