Santa Clara County To Consider Waiving Additional Fees for Small BusinessesThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors plan to vote Tuesday on waiving the Weights and Measures annual fee for 2020/2021, possibly saving small businesses that use scanners and scales between $120 and $500 in fees.
1000s Of Traps Set To Stop Infestation Of Invasive Gypsy Moth Detected In SunnyvaleThe detection of an Asian gypsy moth in the city of Sunnyvale has prompted an extensive survey by the County of Santa Clara Agricultural Commissioner in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture.
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.
Pesticide Treatment Planned After Oriental Fruit Flies Detected In SaratogaAn area of Saratoga will be treated with pesticide Tuesday after the recent detection of two oriental fruit flies, an invasive species, Santa Clara County officials said.
Discovery Of Oriental Fruit Flies In Santa Clara County Prompts 8-Week Eradication EffortThe third discovery of oriental fruit flies in Santa Clara County this year has prompted a treatment in San Jose and Monte Sereno that will last for eight weeks.
Beware Of Produce Cheats At Farmers' Markets -- They Don't Grow What They SellHow do you know you're getting freshly picked produce from a local farm, and not from Central America?
Organic Farmers Object To California Pest-Management PlanOrganic farmers and environmentalists are challenging California's strategy on pesticides and crop pests.
Deadly Citrus Tree Pest Found For First Time In Bay AreaThe California Department of Food and Agriculture detected the first incidence in the Bay Area of the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Oct. 6. The pest causes a disease that kills citrus trees.
California Drought Has Ranchers Selling CattleWith feed costs high and dry weather in the forecast, ranchers are already selling off parts of their herds as grazing pastures have turned brown.
ConsumerWatch: Calif. Watchdog Keeping Grocers Accountable Shut DownThe government watchdog that is supposed to ensure consumers are not overcharged at the grocery store has stopped doing its job.
California Milk Board Alters PMS-Themed Ad CampaignResponding to a wave of criticism, a California milk board on Thursday modified an advertising campaign that targeted men by promoting milk as a way to lessen the effects of premenstrual syndrome.
Environmentalists Fear New California Pesticide Plan Will Threaten Public HealthThe state is trying to rush a new plan for dealing with invasive insects that will hurt farmers and could prevent Californians from blocking any kind of pesticide spraying in the future, according to a coalition of environmental and health leaders.