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Egg prices plunge as supplies rebound
Egg prices plunge as supplies rebound

FRESNO, Calif. — Commercial egg prices in California are plummeting, and a slow global economy combined with a rebounding chicken flock after last year’s devastating avian flu outbreak are among the contributing factors.

As of...

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High-speed rail board approves revised California plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California’s high-speed rail project approved a revised $64 billion plan Thursday that calls for the train to go from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it heads to Southern...

Despite drought, California almond acreage rose 6 percent in 2015
Despite drought, California almond acreage rose 6 percent in 2015

SACRAMENTO — The drought has done little to slow the growth of almond acreage in California, as the more than 1.1 million overall acres planted in 2015 was 6 percent more than the previous year.

Of last year’s total plantings,...

Mendocino County suspends predator trapping program

UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — Mendocino County has suspended its longstanding program that traps and kills wild animals and dogs that kill livestock to settle a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that the...

High-speed rail board to weigh in on revised California plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California’s high-speed rail project is expected to approve a revised plan calling for a $64 billion approach that sends the train from the Central Valley to the San Jose area before it...

New state officers bring humor, passion to California FFA
New state officers bring humor, passion to California FFA

FRESNO, Calif. — California FFA’s newly elected state officer team promised the more than 5,000 students attending the organization’s state convention that they’ll put plenty of passion and energy into the coming...

CDFA’s Ross urges FFA members to think of the future
CDFA’s Ross urges FFA members to think of the future

FRESNO, Calif. — State Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross told 5,000 FFA members here that California’s agriculture-related industries will need their energy and innovations in the challenging years to come.

Ross cited water...

California to remove dying pines, hoping to prevent fires

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Several California organizations are pitching in to remove dead trees in the state.

The Fresno Bee reports that many of the state’s ponderosa pines are dying from a combination of drought and Western bark...

Energy bill amendment to enable Klamath Basin water, power plans
Energy bill amendment to enable Klamath Basin water, power plans

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Proponents of certain water solutions in the Klamath Basin say an energy bill amendment that passed the U.S. Senate provides key support for improving facilities and other initiatives.

The amendment by Oregon Sens.

March storms prompt SWP to boost allocations to 60 percent
March storms prompt SWP to boost allocations to 60 percent

SACRAMENTO — With runoff from the March storms filling Northern California reservoirs, the state Department of Water Resources has upped its anticipated deliveries to State Water Project customers to 60 percent of requested supplies.

In...

Northern California mountains to get more snow

A late-season storm is expected to bring more snow to the southern Cascade range and the northern Sierra Nevada.

The National Weather Service says Friday’s system could impact travel through Donner and Carson passes and near Lassen...

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