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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

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

Central Valley Foster Farms Plant Cleaned Up After Cockroaches Found

Work at a Central California chicken plant is to resume Saturday, ending a temporary shutdown ordered by federal inspectors who found cockroaches.

01/10/2014

Foster Farms chicken. (CBS)

USDA Shuts Down Central Valley Foster Farms Plant Over Cockroaches

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended operations at a Foster Farms poultry plant in the Central Valley, after a cockroach infestation was discovered.

01/08/2014

A frame from an undercover video from animal rights group Compassion Over Killing shows a worker at Central Valley Meat Company slaughterhouse using an electric prod on a cow to get it to stand up. (Compassion Over Killing/YouTube)

USDA Resumes Meat Purchases From Calif. Slaughterhouse Accused Of Cruelty

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is resuming purchases of meat from a Central California slaughterhouse that’s been at the center of an animal cruelty investigation.

09/10/2012

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