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California quota proposal nears finish line

California’s quota system came about in the late 1960s as a means to compensate milk producers selling into the higher Class I market and gain their support for establishing a state marketing order. More

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Awards, speaker to highlight seventh Fresno Food Expo

The seventh annual Fresno Food Expo will to put San Joaquin Valley producers in touch with food company buyers from around the world. The expo will... More

 

Fair exhibit touts water conservation even in wet years

The state Department of Water Resources exhibit on the farm at the California State Fair urges attendees to make conservation a lifestyle even after... More

 

New almond plantings boost production as shipments soar

Almond producers in California expect to produce a record 2.25 billion meat pounds this year, fueled by new plantings coming on line. More

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California fire destroys 58 homes as crews race to save town

More than 3,800 firefighters were battling the blaze that has forced almost 5,000 people from homes. More

Wildfire burning near Yosemite destroys 45 structures

More than 3,000 firefighters are battling the 5-day-old blaze that has scorched 109 square miles. More

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump

Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules More

Business tax breaks help boost California cap-and-trade plan

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders managed to extend California's cap-and-trade law thanks in part to tax breaks that benefit businesses and agriculture More

California blaze destroys 8 structures near Yosemite

A wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park has destroyed eight structures and damaged another as it rages toward a Gold Rush era town More

Coastal California highway section reopens after landslide

Highway 1 remains closed in the north near Big Sur Station and south in the Salmon Creek area due to another massive landslide. More

Farmer sues Marin County over building permit requirements

The Pacific Legal Foundation filed suit against Marin County and the California Coastal Commission on behalf of a turkey farmer who says the county’s permit requirements could prevent him from retiring if he builds his son a house on his property. More

High winds, red flag fire warning across much of Nevada

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued an evacuation advisory for the town of Sutcliffe on the edge of Pyramid Lake. More

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

Cap and trade puts a limit on carbon emissions and requires polluters to obtain permits to release greenhouse gases. More

Hundreds of structures threatened by central California fire

A wildfire burning in central California has grown, threatening several hundred structures More

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