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California Governor Jerry Brown (L), Joe Del Bosque (2L) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) listen while President Barack Obama speaks after touring the Empresas Del Bosque, Inc. farm February 14, 2014 in Los Banos. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Tours Central Valley Farms, Pledges Millions For Drought

Farmers in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California’s long-term water problems.

02/14/2014

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

Sen. Feinstein

Feinstein Wants To Stop Immigration Audits On California Farms

Citing a labor shortage on California farms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked the Department of Homeland Security to focus immigration enforcement efforts on violent criminals instead.

09/06/2013

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

UC Berkeley Weighs Legal Action To Evict Occupy Farmers

University of California, Berkeley officials said they’re prepared to take legal action if Occupy activists refuse to leave school-owned land where they have pitched tents and planted crops.

05/08/2012

Waste No Food, started by Kiran Sridhar when he was just 12, connects restaurants that have extra food with charities that need it.

Bay Area Teen Takes Innovative Approach To Helping The Hungry

Waste No Food connects restaurants that have excess food with charities that need it, all to help the hungry.

04/01/2012

credit:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

San Francisco Assemblywoman Drafts ‘Eat Local, Buy California Grown Day’ Resolution

A resolution by San Francisco Assemblywoman Fiona Ma would help local farms and the local economy as well.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/12/2011

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

California Aqueduct in the San Joaquin Valley. (AP)

California Boosts Water Supply For Farms, Cities

State officials have boosted the amount of water available to agencies that supply 25 million California residents and farms that cover almost a million acres.

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011

Marijuana leaves (AP Graphic)

Oakland City Attorney No Longer Advising City Council On Licensing Pot Farms

Oakland City Attorney John Russo said he will no longer advise the City Council about its plans to license large-scale marijuana farms.

CBS San Francisco–02/05/2011

fruit, farmers market,

Tougher Food Safety Bill Passed In U.S. Senate

The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would mean stepped up food inspections by the Food and Drug Administration.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/30/2010