Farms

Eggs (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Egg Prices More Than Double In California

Consumers are shelling out more for a carton of large eggs as benchmark prices in California have gone up by 150 percent in a year.

08/24/2015

Farm Machinery

California Drought Causes Estimated $1.84 Billion Agricultural Losses

Researchers from the University of California at Davis looked Tuesday at the likely farm costs of the drought in 2015.

08/18/2015

Farm workers in the Salinas Valley. (CBS)

Salinas Valley Deals With Farmworker Shortage; Fields Left Unpicked

Its harvest time in the Salinas Valley, and produce from the “Salad Bowl of the World” is ready for the dinner table. But in this the land of plenty, there is a big shortage of farm workers.

08/13/2015

Delta Water

California Farmers Ordered To Stop Pumping From San Joaquin River Watershed

Regulators are ordering farmers with California’s oldest water rights to stop pumping from the San Joaquin River watershed for the first time in memory.

05/20/2015

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McDonald’s Plans To Start Using Chickens Raised Without Human Antibiotics

Within the next two years, McDonald’s USA said they will only buy and use chickens raised without human antibiotics.

03/04/2015

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California Unveils Nation’s Strictest Rules On Noxious Pesticide Use

California farmers now must abide by the nation’s strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.

01/15/2015

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

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

(Mercy For Animals)

Police Raid Petaluma Duck Farm After Undercover Video Reveals Sick & Wounded Animals

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office deputies raided a duck factory in Petaluma Wednesday after an animal advocacy group released hidden camera video showing wounded and sick animals.

10/23/2014

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