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Rain, cooler temps expected in California
A moderate storm with rain and cooler temperatures is expected in California beginning Wednesday, the National Weather Service predicts.

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Harvest of big walnut crop under way in California
Harvest of big walnut crop under way in California
The harvest of early walnut varieties is under way in California, and growers are expecting a record overall crop.
Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire
Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, was being held Thursday night on $10 million bail in El Dorado County Jail and was scheduled to be arraigned on Friday.
Growers, scientists tout GMOs in Calif. media tour
A group of growers and scientists is in California this week touting the benefits of genetically modified crops.
Growers await methyl bromide alternative
Agricultural industry leaders are happy to see the development of fluensulfone, a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide approved for controlling nematodes. But it could be awhile before the product is used in the fields, they say.
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
Wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church in Weed, Calif. At times, the fire moved so fast that residents had only a few minutes to get out of the way.
Feds withdraw proposal to delist Calif. beetle
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Sept. 16 it is withdrawing its 2012 request to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the valley elderberry longhorn beetle. The agency is citing new scientific reviews that led to its decision.
NASS defends bullish Calif. crop estimates
A National Agrcultural Statistics Service official in California is defending the agency's crop estimates after California Citrus Mutual became the latest of several commodity organizations to say that NASS projection for their crop was too high.
Gov. Brown signs Calif. groundwater bills
Gov. Brown signs Calif. groundwater bills
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of legislation giving the state sweeping new controls over groundwater use in California. The bills set deadlines for establishing and implementing management plans in various groundwater basins.
Biomass firms sue feds for $22 million
Biomass energy facilities in California have filed a lawsuit that claims the U.S. Treasury owes them about $22 million.
California wildfire grows rapidly as others ease
Additional firefighters have been brought in to battle the fire near the community of Pollock Pines, about 60 miles east of Sacramento.