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Obama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of California desert

The president signed proclamations establishing three regions as national monuments — Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave Desert) and Sand to Snow in the Sonoran Desert. More

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Some Oregon, California leaders upset over Klamath dams

The Department of Interior has said it will work with Oregon, California and PacifiCorp to amend the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement and... More

 

Researcher fosters predator dialogue

Kimberly Rodrigues, now the director of the University of California's Hopland Research and Extension Center, is using her experience in mediating... More

 

Weatherman: Warmer, wetter spring and summer ahead

Art Douglas of Creighton University and a fixture at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, predicts warmer and wetter weather for the... More

California

Slaughterhouse owner gets prison time

Jesse “Babe” Amaral Jr. of Rancho Feeding Corp. pleaded guilty last year to distributing adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat. More

Nursery, packing company sue state labor board

Two farm companies have sued the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board over its regulation that allows union representatives to enter farming companies' private property to organize workers. More

California farmers reap record 2014 sales despite drought

California farmers recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014. More

No alternatives to chlorpyrifos for two key almond pests, study finds

A team of University of California researchers and industry professionals has found that there are no real alternatives to chlorpyrifos in combatting two key almond pests. The federal government is considering banning chlorpyrifos for agricultural use. More

Plagued by delays, California high-speed rail back in court

In the second phase of a court challenge filed in 2011, attorneys for a group of Central Valley farmers will argue in Sacramento County Superior Court on Thursday that the state can’t keep the promises it made to voters in 2008 about the travel times and system cost. More

Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom

Cold, blustery and wet weather in California could interfere with bee activity during the almond blossom, industry officials warn. More

49th Annual World Ag Expo runs Feb. 9-11

The World Ag Expo attracts visitors from around the world to learn about the latest in agricultural equipment and technology. More

World Ag Expo 2016 schedule of events

A look at the schedule of events for World Ag Expo 2016. More

Douglas offers alternative viewpoint on global warming

Aweather expert says other factors must also be considered when studying global warming. More

Farm equipment sales mixed, Colusa vendors say

Vendors at the 51st annual Colusa Farm Show say business largely depends on the commodities they're servicing. For ones that cater to growers affected by the drought, business has been slow. More

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