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.
Destructive Peach Fruit Fly Detected In Contra Costa CountyAgricultural officials in eastern Contra Costa County are planning an eradication effort and an extensive pest survey after the detection of an insect that threatens the region’s crops and other natural resources.
Trade Tensions, India Tariffs Put California Almonds At RiskAlong large swaths of California's lush central valley, almonds in the fuzzy hulls of tree leaves blow in the wind on thousands of acres of orchards.
Gilroy Garlic Producers Cheer China TariffsGilroy garlic growers are applauding new tariffs on Chinese products, saying they will help level the playing field with growers who they say"dump" garlic in the U.S. market.
Unseasonable Rain in Napa Valley Threatens Chardonnay Grape YieldIt's a delicate time for flowering Chardonnay vines and a heavy rainfall can interfere with their pollination.
Heavy May Storm Brings Trouble For Gilroy Cherry GrowersUnusually heavy rain for the month of May is making cherry growers in Santa Clara County nervous.
Sonoma Wine Producers Commit to Sustainable ViticultureSonoma County wine producers aim to become the first 100 percent sustainable wine-growing region in the U.S.
California Grower Recalls Avocados Over Possible ListeriaHenry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego, is voluntarily recalling whole avocados over possible listeria contamination.
Kale Placed 3rd On 'Dirty Dozen' Produce Pesticide ListA new report places kale, which is usually thought of as a healthy super food, third on a "Dirty Dozen" list of produce affected by pesticides.
SF Startup's Lab-Grown Chicken Nugget Passes Taste TestThe future of meat production may be in a lab, and food startup Just can grow a chicken nugget from animal cells that passes the taste test.
Despite Success, Marin County Farmer Set To Sell RanchThe owner of a well-known ranch in Marin County is getting ready to sell his farm despite its success, saying the land is so valuable it simply doesn't make any sense not to sell.
Fed Court in S.F. Orders Pesticide Ban, Says EPA Violated LawThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days.
Farmers in Trump Country Protest PruittEmbattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas.