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Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
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Almond board funds UC orchard recycling research
The Almond Board of California has given a $145,000 grant to the University of California to continue research on grounding up whole almond orchards and putting the material back into the ground to help soil quality.

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New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
New UC citrus-funded lab to tackle huanglongbing
A new high-security laboratory funded by the citrus industry is being built near the University of California-Riverside to study the pathogen that causes the deadly tree disease huanglongbing.
Flames roar through central California homes; thousands flee
“The forces of nature collided with a spark,” Kern County, Calif., Fire Chief Brian Marshall said.
Volume of dead trees could make removal difficult, company official says
Volume of dead trees could make removal difficult, company official says
U.S. Forest Service aerial surveys have identified a record 66 million dead trees in Southern Sierra Nevada forests. The sheer volume of dead and dying trees could make their removal difficult.
Another gray wolf may be roaming N. California
The animal is not a member of the Shasta Pack, the breeding pair and pups spotted in eastern Siskiyou County in 2015.
Drought kills 66 million trees in California’s Sierra
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who oversees the Forest Service, said disaster awaits if more money isn’t invested in managing forests in California and across the country.
Bill to change Calif. ag overtime law revived — again
Bill to change Calif. ag overtime law revived — again
A bill to reduce the hours a California farmworker has to work to receive overtime pay has been revived after having been defeated earlier this month. The author, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, inserted the language into another bill that had advanced to...
Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling
Farmer to challenge Clean Water Act tillage ruling
A farmer plans to challenge a court ruling that his tillage operations violated the Clean Water Act.
New fires erupt in California as heatwave sears Southwest
The two fires grew to a combined 7 square miles and brought fears they could soon merge into one.
Soap sales help 4-H member raise money for projects
Soap sales help 4-H member raise money for projects
4-H member Madeline Evans, 12, started using goat's milk to make soap last year and has raised more than $1,000 to put back into her projects.
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
Bill would remove population targets for predator fish in Delta
A bill by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., seeks to remove fish population requirements for striped bass in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The bass are a non-native predator fish that are known to feed on endangered native salmon and smelt.

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