Coronavirus Changed Life For Thousands Of Bay Area Horses And Their HumansEleven-year-old Rocky hasn’t seen his family since the lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus began, on March 17. That’s because he’s an off-track thoroughbred, aka 'Rockzig,' and one of the hundreds of thousands of horses whose humans and handlers are sheltering in place across the Bay Area.
California Farmworkers Essential to U.S. Food Supply During Growing Coronavirus CrisisWorking from home for farmers means getting out in the field, operating as essential businesses in the heart of California's Central Valley, supplying food to much of the U.S. even as schools, restaurants and stores have closed because of the coronavirus.
Plant-Based Food Company In Sonoma Sues State Over Using Term 'Butter'A North Bay vegan foods business is suing California food regulators after being told it cannot use the word "butter" on its packaging.
Study Shows Tons Of Unharvested Produce In California Left To Rot In The FieldsA groundbreaking study of farming practices in the nation's breadbasket of Northern and Central California shows that, after harvesting, there are tons of food left over and left to rot in the fields while Bay Area families are going hungry.
Environmental Coalition Targets Illegal Pot Farms on California Public LandIn the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at a site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer in September.
SJ Plan To Preserve Coyote Valley Is A Boon For Environmentalists But A Bust For DevelopersSan Jose has reached an agreement with environmental groups to preserve 937 acres in the Coyote Valley from development, but landowners are skeptical.
'Game-Changer' West Coast-Bred Cosmic Crisp Apple Set to Hit Stores Dec. 1Cosmic Crisp is the first apple ever bred in Washington state, which grows the majority of the United States' apples and, already, growers of the new variety have planted 12 million trees.
Pumpkin Season Highlights Half Moon Bay's Challenges In Agriculture IndustryIt's pumpkin season in Half Moon Bay and the fields are ablaze in orange. The kids and families are filling up the pumpkin patches and cars jamming the highway. It's all part of an October tradition.
Licensed Marijuana Businesses Struggle to Stay Solvent as Black-Market Producers Drain Cash From MarketFor many of those trying to make it in California's legal cannabis market, just keeping the lights on has been a survival story.
Wine Country Growers Grapple With Grape GlutA massive harvest for grape growers in the North Bay means vintners have too many grapes and don't know what to do with the inventory.
Fruit Fly Threatening Brentwood's Multi-Million Dollar CropsA nasty new pest is threatening to invade the Brentwood area’s multi-million dollar fruit crops.