Farming

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

California Farmers Clash As Huge Amount Of Water Pumped From Delta Despite Drought

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.

04/11/2015

Gov. Brown

Gov. Brown Defends Drought Restrictions That Spare Farmers

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.

04/05/2015

Baby Chick

High-Priced Eggs Lead To Bay Area Chicks Shortage

The recent rise in egg prices has led to a shortage of chicks, as more people are raising chickens at their homes.

02/12/2015

Water Pump

Central Valley Water District Strikes Deal With Feds Over Contaminated Irrigation Project

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.

01/11/2015

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

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.

12/28/2014

Mobile Butcher

Central California Butcher Takes Meat Processing Truck Direct To Local Ranches

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.

11/28/2014

Young Farmer

Organic Farmers Object To California Pest-Management Plan

Organic farmers and environmentalists are challenging California’s strategy on pesticides and crop pests.

11/08/2014

Birds Fly Over Central Valley Rice Field

Conservationists Rent California Rice Fields As Habitat For Drought-Threatened Migrating Birds

With severe drought covering 95 percent of California, ‘pop-up wetlands’ are one of the few tools that conservationists have to help stave off possible bird die-offs this fall.

09/13/2014

A sign is posted near a row of Kale at the City Hall Victory Garden August 11, 2008 at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco First California City To Test Urban Farming Tax Break Law For Property Owners

San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break.

09/02/2014

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

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