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Shasta Lake is the state’s largest reservoir and provides irrigation water for farmers and drinking water to Californians, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Water panel begins process of considering bond projects
The California Water Commission is beginning the lengthy process of deciding which projects will be funded under the water storage portion of the $7.5 billion water bond passed by the state's voters in November.
Bird flu found at Foster Farms turkey ranch in California
Routine food safety screening uncovered the flu outbreak at the Stanislaus County ranch.
U.S. milk production up, prices down
U.S. milk production continues to increase, and milk prices continue a downward trend from record highs seen this fall. Analysts don't look for rmarket recovery until mid year but are forecasting continued moderate feed costs.
Raisin ruling may impact crop volume controls
Raisin ruling may impact crop volume controls
A farmer's legal challenge to USDA's marketing order for raisins will be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court and could have an impact on other volume controls for crops.
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Cage law blamed for skyrocketing egg prices in Calif.
Egg prices are skyrocketing in California, as a dozen eggs is expected to cost as much as 90 cents more by next week. The new cage requirements of Proposition 2 is seen as the main driver of the increase.
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Calif. strawberry acreage to decline slightly in 2015
Planted acres of strawberries in California are expected to decline again slightly in 2015, as water issues a higher yield-producing new varieties are perhaps contributing to the downward trend.
Chloropicrin controls will add to growers’ costs, group says
New state restrictions on the use of chloropicrin, a powerful soil fumigant, could add costs to growers, the California Strawberry Commission contends.
Convicted ‘eco-terrorist’ says female informant ensnared him
The judge ordered McDavid released based on the government’s failure to turn over the evidence, which included emails and a love letter from McDavid to the undercover informant.
In search of the perfect sweet potato
In search of the perfect sweet potato
University of California Cooperative Extension advisor Scott Stoddard has spent nearly 17 years trying to help develop a sweet potato that is both visually appealing and stores well. He said the quest has been "sort of like trying to rope a cloud."
Calif. ranchers grapple with proposed grazing regs
Calif. ranchers grapple with proposed grazing regs
California ranchers say the State Water Resources Control Board's plan to regulate grazing near streams is unnecessary and that the board hasn't considered measures that cattle producers have already taken to protect water quality.