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Giant African snails seized at Los Angeles airport

The snails were confiscated July 1 and a sample was sent the next day to a federal mollusk specialist in Washington, D.C., who identified them as a prohibited species. More

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Calif. cattlemen turn up heat on rustlers

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will bar those convicted of livestock theft from holding a registered brand in California for five years, and the... More


Researcher to take over for UC bee expert

On Sept. 1, Elina Lastro Nino will step into the shoes of the retiring Eric Mussen, a nearly 38-year extension apiculturist at the University of... More


UC seeks public input on extension positions

The University of California is seeking input from farmers and other members of the public about which of 123 proposed Cooperative Extension... More


California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure. More

Drought hinders California’s clean energy goals

California is in its third dry year, and officials say many power-generating reservoirs are low. That forces power companies to buy energy from conventional plants that burn natural gas. More

Drought reports prompt farm groups to push state for solutions

New reports from Fresno County and the University of California paint a bleak picture of the future of agriculture in the Central Valley, prompting farm groups to call for more solutions from state leaders. More

Officials: Complacency drives hike in water use

The increase was driven mainly by the heavily populated Southern California coastal communities that increased water use by 8 percent in May and the rural northeastern area of the state where use jumped 5 percent. More

Investor submits signatures to split California

The initiative would divide California into six states called Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California and South California. More

California drought threatens to dry up farm wells

The study released by the University of California-Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, used computer modeling, NASA satellite data and estimates provided by state and federal water agencies to examine the impact on California if the next two years continue to be abnormally dry. More

California seeks to send message to water-wasters

California Water Board Chairwoman Felicia Marcus said the vote is historic not only because the steps are unprecedented in California but because the board is trying to spread the burden of the drought beyond farmers and agencies that are trying to protect wildlife. More

Cattlemen offer scholarships

The California Cattlemen's Association is taking applications for its young cattlemen's scholarships. More

UC seeks herdsman for research facility

The University of California is seeking a herdsman to manage livestock at its research facility in Browns Valley, Calif. More

California drought threatens to dry up farm wells

Farmers will leave nearly 430,000 acres unplanted this year, costing California $2.2 billion. More

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