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New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
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New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
A new high-security laboratory funded by the citrus industry is being built near the University of California-Riverside to study the pathogen that causes the deadly tree disease huanglongbing.

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Drought kills 66 million trees in California’s Sierra
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who oversees the Forest Service, said disaster awaits if more money isn’t invested in managing forests in California and across the country.
Bill to change Calif. ag overtime law revived — again
Bill to change Calif. ag overtime law revived — again
A bill to reduce the hours a California farmworker has to work to receive overtime pay has been revived after having been defeated earlier this month. The author, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, inserted the language into another bill that had advanced to...
Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling
Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling
A farmer plans to challenge a court ruling that his tillage operations violated the Clean Water Act.
New fires erupt in California as heatwave sears Southwest
The two fires grew to a combined 7 square miles and brought fears they could soon merge into one.
Soap sales help 4-H member raise money for projects
Soap sales help 4-H member raise money for projects
4-H member Madeline Evans, 12, started using goat's milk to make soap last year and has raised more than $1,000 to put back into her projects.
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
A bill by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., seeks to remove fish population requirements for striped bass in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The bass are a non-native predator fish that are known to feed on endangered native salmon and smelt.
California berry production gaining after slow start
California berry production gaining after slow start
Production of strawberries and other berries in California are making gains after getting off to a slow start because of winter rains.
Wildfires sprout up around Southwest
Winds and rising temperatures across the dry Western U.S. also worsened wildfires in other states.
More overhead irrigation expected in California
More overhead irrigation expected in California
University of California researchers believe there could be an upsurge in field crop producers' use of overhead irrigation systems, which are becoming nearly as efficient as drip systems and are cheaper to operate and maintain.
High-speed rail lawsuit delays cost $63 million
The lawsuit had tied up access to financing and officials said nearly 500 appraisals for land along the route became outdated during that time.

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