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California extends most ambitious climate change law in U.S.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday charted a new goal to further cut carbon pollution by extending and expanding the state's landmark climate change law. More

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Meetings to train crew bosses on preventing spread of psyllid

California's Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program and California Citrus Mutual are hosting a series of meetings for crew bosses on how to teach... More


UC endowed chair to boost rice research

The University of California and the California Rice Research Board are teaming to create a $1 million endowed chair for rice research, which will... More


Competition overseas spurs domestic marketing of walnuts

With overseas markets becoming more competitive, it underscores the California Walnut Commission's desire to focus much of its energy on expanding... More


Fair contest keeps youngsters involved in local beef industry

About a dozen youngsters competed in a special class at the Tehama District Fair in Red Bluff, Calif., for calves and steers that were born and bred within the county. Local cattlemen sponsor the project to keep the youth involved in the area's beef industry. More

California farmers drill wells as groundwater limits loom

Farmers dug about 2,500 wells in the San Joaquin Valley last year alone. More

Crews battling Sonoma County fire brace for another hot day

Firefighters battling the blaze in steep terrain braced for another day of temperatures in the high 90s and strong winds. More

Group says it has sued Dow over pesticide used in California

Telone is the third most commonly used pesticide in California. More

California wildfire costliest ever to fight at $200M

The cost does not include the actual damages done by the fire like destroyed homes, only the costs of extinguishing and containing it. More

Ocean conditions portend uncertain winter weather across West

Weather forecasters are backing off their prediction of a La Nina, which would favor cooler storms aimed at the Pacific Northwest. Instead, neutral oceanic conditions portend uncertainty in terms of weather throughout the West in the months ahead. More

Western Innovator: Rancher seeks solutions to region’s water worries

Jim Morris' ranch in Etna, Calif., has been in his wife's family since the 1850s, and has for decades been involved in research projects that prmote sustainable farming. More

Five growers to join San Joaquin ag hall of fame

Five growers will be the latest inductees into the San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame at a banquet in Stockton, Calif., in October. More

California water tunnels would need federal funding, analyst says

The findings run counter to longstanding state pledges that the districts that would get water from the tunnels would pay the full cost. More

Navel orange growers expecting lighter crop, higher prices

This year's navel orange crop in California's Central Valley is expected to be significantly smaller than last season's production, as warm summer temperatures and winter rains bolstered the 2015-2016 crop. More

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