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Pistachio growers poised for record crop
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Pistachio growers poised for record crop
Pistachio growers in California are set to have a record crop after a couple of disappointing seasons caused by drought and a lack of winter chiling hours.

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Regulators prepare water diverters for stepped-up reporting rules
Regulators prepare water diverters for stepped-up reporting rules
Officials from the California Water Resources Control Board held a workshop and "information fair" to prepare landowners for new regulations for reporting diversions that could take effect as soon as Jan. 1, 2017, depending on the size of the diversion.
California lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill
California lawmakers revive farmworker overtime bill
For agricultural workers, the threshold required to get overtime pay is currently 10 hours a day or 60 hours a week.
Changing weather doesn’t help firefighters
Changing weather doesn’t help firefighters
A roundup of the wildfires around the West.
Newhouse may join Trump ag committee
Newhouse may join Trump ag committee
It appears that no one from the Pacific Northwest is on Donald Trump’s agricultural advisory committee and it’s unknown if anyone from the PNW is on Rural for Hillary, which is not directly affiliated with the Clinton campaign.
Crews make major gains against Southern California wildfire
The blaze covering nearly 58 square miles was 26 percent contained by early Friday, and plans were in the works to begin demobilizing some of the nearly 1,600 firefighters by afternoon.
California wildfire in 2015 sparked by pot farm
The fire was the second most destructive in the Lake County area last year.
California wildfire fuels destruction, uncertainty
Five years of drought have turned the state’s wildlands into a tinder box, with eight fires currently burning from Shasta County in the far north to Camp Pendleton just north of San Diego.
Crews gain ground on Northern California fire
About 4,000 people in the town of Clearlake were allowed to return home.
California wine industry’s economic impact growing, study finds
California wine industry’s economic impact growing, study finds
The California wine industry's overall economic output has grown by 17 percent within the state and 19 percent nationwide over the last seven years, according to a report by two industry advocacy groups.
Clayton Fire burns winery, vineyards, orchards, rangelands
Clayton Fire burns winery, vineyards, orchards, rangelands
The Clayton Fire has burned some vineyards, walnut orchards and grazing fire in southern Lake County, Calif., but has so far spared the county's main agricultural areas.

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