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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

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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


Thinning improves forest health but can impact wildlife, study finds

Clearing fuels from forest floors can improve tree health and slow the spread of wildfire, but managers must also factor in projects' impacts on... More


California wildfires cause $1 billion in insured losses

The $1 billion does not include uninsured losses nor does it include damage to public roads and utilities. 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

Sierra water content at 130 percent of average

California snowpack "encouraging," but still has a long way to go. More

Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams

State and federal officials are pressing ahead without Congressional approval, despite previously saying its authorization was necessary. More

Officials, advocates promote coexistence of wolves, livestock

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's third workshop on its proposed wolf management plan drew about 100 people in Sacramento. Many speakers said wolves should be able to coexist with livestock. More

2nd disastrous drought year for endangered California salmon

Just 318,000 juvenile winter-run salmon survived last year, or 3 percent of nearly 10 million eggs, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries agency said Monday. That compares to just 5 percent survival the previous year. More

Powerful winds persist as winter storm lashes California

The weekend’s heavy rain mostly moved out overnight, but snow was still expected in areas as low as 2,000 feet. Higher elevations could see as much as a foot of snow. More

305 bulls sell for $1.49 million at Red Bluff sale

The Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale finished Jan. 30 with the sale of 305 bulls for nearly $1.49 million, the second highest total ever. More

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