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Low snow readings bring sense of doom to Calif. growers
Low snow readings bring sense of doom to Calif. growers
Meager results from the season's second manual snow survey in California reinforce a sense of doom for farmers who realize that drought conditions and their associated water shutoffs will likely be at least as severe this year as they were in 2014.

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50th Colusa Farm Show kicks off event-filled week
50th Colusa Farm Show kicks off event-filled week
The 50th annual Colusa Farm Show will be held next week, kicking off a busy week that also includes the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference and the Klamath Bull and Horse Sale.
California may dam 3 Delta channels, if drought persists
The Delta provides 25 million people with drinking water and irrigates millions of acres of farmland.
Water panel begins process of considering bond projects
The California Water Commission is beginning the lengthy process of deciding which projects will be funded under the water storage portion of the $7.5 billion water bond passed by the state's voters in November.
Bird flu found at Foster Farms turkey ranch in California
Routine food safety screening uncovered the flu outbreak at the Stanislaus County ranch.
U.S. milk production up, prices down
U.S. milk production continues to increase, and milk prices continue a downward trend from record highs seen this fall. Analysts don't look for rmarket recovery until mid year but are forecasting continued moderate feed costs.
Raisin ruling may impact crop volume controls
Raisin ruling may impact crop volume controls
A farmer's legal challenge to USDA's marketing order for raisins will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court and could have an impact on other volume controls for crops.
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Egg prices are skyrocketing in California, as a dozen eggs is expected to cost as much as 90 cents more by next week. The new cage requirements of Proposition 2 is seen as the main driver of the increase.
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Planted acres of strawberries in California are expected to decline again slightly in 2015, as water issues a higher yield-producing new varieties are perhaps contributing to the downward trend.
Chloropicrin controls will add to growers’ costs, group says
New state restrictions on the use of chloropicrin, a powerful soil fumigant, could add costs to growers, the California Strawberry Commission contends.
Convicted ‘eco-terrorist’ says female informant ensnared him
The judge ordered McDavid released based on the government’s failure to turn over the evidence, which included emails and a love letter from McDavid to the undercover informant.