As the harvests of stone fruit in California are wrapping up, growers say the quality of the fruit is excellent but some varieties' yields are down. The picking of other summer fruit is ongoing.
Freshly picked peaches from Northern California are ready to be enjoyed. The harvests of stone fruit
The volume of Agaricus mushrooms sold in California declined 14 percent in the commodity's most recent season, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The lightning-sparked fire near the Oregon border had forced the evacuation of people in as many as 250 scattered rural homes and other buildings by late Thursday.
Six counties have so far approved plans to pursue secession, either through elected officials or at the ballot box, and supporters plan to submit more petitions in the coming months.
The highly awaited decision released Wednesday will allow logging on 52 square miles of forests blackened in the Rim Fire, which burned 400 square miles of the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park’s backcountry and private timber...
The judge ruled that the potential harm to salmon from drought conditions right now outweighs the potential harm to farmers next year.
Following criticism and lack of support from California dairymen, California ag secretary has withdrawn her legislative proposal for sweeping reform to the state's milk marketing requirements for Class 4 milk.
Wildlife advocates want to leave the dead trees in place, but loggers say they favor sending the trees to sawmills to help pay for replanting the forest.
Environmentalists mostly pan a group's lawsuit claiming San Francisco is given a pass by resource agencies in its operation of Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park. But green groups themselves have no love for the project that provides water...
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills that allow foresters to replant their land based on the landscape and extend the filing period for renewing timber harvest plans.
The harvest of plums for prunes is under way in California. Growers anticipate a larger crop than last year, but a prolonged blossom this spring has apparently led to varied yields.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named a California man to lead the Farm Service Agency.
Robert Singleton, who co-owns the Petaluma-based Rancho Feeding Corp., entered his plea Friday in a San Francisco courtroom to aiding and abetting in the distribution of adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Sec. Karen Ross has introduced proposed legislation through Assembly member Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, that would eliminate minimum pricing and pooling requirements on Class 4 milk, used to manufacture butter,...