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EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
EPA water rule impact clear as mud, ag groups say
The new federal Clean Water Rule takes effect in Washington, Oregon and California, but it's surrounded by plenty of uncertainties.

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Despite drought, Fresno County crop values set record
Despite drought, Fresno County crop values set record
Although the drought has caused one-quarter of Fresno County's farmland to be taken out of production, the county in 2014 set a record for crop values at more than $7.03 billion, according to the county's annual crop report.
Farm seeks repayment for confiscated raisins
Farm seeks repayment for confiscated raisins
A California farm is seeking repayment from USDA for raisins it turned over under an unconstitutional volume control program.
Drought-plagued California braces for El Nino storms
While the warming of Pacific Ocean waters tends to bring heavy winter rain to California, the state climatologist noted only half the time when there have been big El Ninos has there been meaningful, heavy rains.
Poison oak the latest hazard for California firefights
At least 190 firefighters have been treated — but many more likely haven’t reported their itchy, oozing symptoms.
Consumers shell out more for eggs, prices soar in California
Avian flu, higher chicken feed prices and the rollout of Proposition 2, which requires that all eggs sold in California come from farms that allow chickens to move around freely, have caused prices to soar
Despite ruling, CFBF still seeking to challenge permit requirements
Despite ruling, CFBF still seeking to challenge permit requirements
The California Farm Bureau Federation is still looking for opportunities to challenge a state Department of Fish and Wildlife requirement that some landowners obtain streambed alteration permits for simple diversions from streams that serve as habitat...
Pack of gray wolves observed in California’s Siskiyou County
Pack of gray wolves observed in California’s Siskiyou County
California officials have gained photographic evidence of the first gray wolf pack in decades to roam into the state. Officials have dubbed the five pups and two adults observed in Siskiyou County the Shasta Pack.
UC research leader seeks new ways to expand grower opportunities
UC research leader seeks new ways to expand grower opportunities
Glenda Humiston, the University of California's new vice president in charge of agriculture and natural resources, plans to work on enhancing growers' economic opportunities in the 21st century.
Attorneys urge Calif. landowners to document their water rights
Attorneys urge Calif. landowners to document their water rights
Water attorneys and experts at a University of Caifornia Cooperative Extension-sponsored workshop said landowners should know their water rights and keep documentation handy to present it to state officials who challenge their diversions.
Study sees dying wildlife, bigger fires if drought lasts
Study sees dying wildlife, bigger fires if drought lasts
A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California nonprofit think tank paints a distressing picture of California if the state’s drought continues.