Central Valley Farmers Fight Fears of Drought as Long Dry Spell Stretches Into New YearStockton usually gets about 3 1/3 inches of rain in December. Last month, the area only saw 0.05 of an inch.
Marin County to Preserve Undeveloped Ranch Land Owned by Metallica Co-FounderThe Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider creating a 1,000-acre agricultural conservation easement that would require the land to be used for economically-viable agriculture.
California Heat Wave Crushed Grape Growers' Dreams Of Fruitful HarvestThe record head that baked Northern California over the Labor Day weekend left wine grapes shriveling on the vines, reducing many of them to raisins before the normal harvest.
Proposal Would Commit California To Slow Shrinking Of Salton SeaThe plan involves building ponds at the ends of the salty, desert lake which has suffered a string of environmental setbacks since the 1970s.
Heat Wave Leaves Cow Carcasses Piled Up in Central ValleyFresno, Kings and Tulare counties are allowing dairy farmers to bury or compost hundreds of carcasses because a rendering plant is overwhelmed.
Heat Wave Has Vineyardists, Vintners in a Cold SweatGrowers and winemakers in Northern California have started irrigating early and humidifying barrel rooms to get ahead of the heat.
Beehive Heists Lead To Felony ChargesTwo California men have been charged with a string of felony counts stemming from a criminal case that created a buzz among beekeepers across the country.
Three Arrested In Major Avocado HeistPolice are calling it grand theft avocado. Three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados.
California Studies Energy Impact Of Marijuana FarmingState regulators are trying to figure out how a burgeoning pot-growing industry will impact the energy supply.
Vandals Target Student-Run Farm In Morgan HillVandals targeting a student-run farm in Morgan Hill set livestock loose as part of an animal-rights protest but officials say they put the animals in danger.
SKY Drone 5: Drought-Busting Winter Proves A Setback For Central Coast FarmersThis year's extraordinarily wet winter has destroyed or delayed several staples of the local agriculture industry.
Growers Fear Farmworker Shortage During Trump AdministrationCalifornia farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment days after Donald Trump's election, cutting the number of workers he'll need.
New Federal Law Brings Stormy Times To California Fish v. Farms Water FightThe new law dictates that the federal portion of California's water system gives farm districts and human users the biggest possible share.
Central Valley Farmers Drill More, Deeper Wells As Drought Limits LoomSan Joaquin Valley farmers drilled 2,500 wells last year, 5 times the annual average for the previous 30 years.
Fertilizers Adding Dangerous Levels Of Nitrates To California GroundwaterThe first-ever California Nitrogen Assessment evaluates the impact of nitrates from fertilizers on the human and natural environment.