Agricultural industry leaders are happy to see the development of fluensulfone, a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide approved for controlling nematodes. But it could be awhile before the product is used in the fields, they say.
Wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged 150 structures, a saw mill and a church in Weed, Calif. At t
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Sept. 16 it is withdrawing its 2012 request to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the valley elderberry longhorn beetle. The agency is citing new scientific reviews that led to its decision.
A National Agrcultural Statistics Service official in California is defending the agency's crop estimates after California Citrus Mutual became the latest of several commodity organizations to say that NASS projection for their crop was too high.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a package of legislation giving the state sweeping new controls over groundwater use in California. The bills set deadlines for establishing and implementing management plans in various groundwater basins.
Biomass energy facilities in California have filed a lawsuit that claims the U.S. Treasury owes them about $22 million.
Additional firefighters have been brought in to battle the fire near the community of Pollock Pines, about 60 miles east of Sacramento.
Indians in California are protesting plans to raise the dam at Shasta Reservoir.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it is registering a new nematicide as a non-fumigant alternative to methyl bromide, which is being phased out.
While the drought is taking its toll on other nut crops, a government agency expects California walnut growers to enjoy a record crop in 2014.
The Yosemite blaze has burned more than 7½ square miles and was 23 percent contained Wednesday night.
The company was notified in 2007 that its 40-year lease would not be renewed when it expired in 2012. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, won passage of a bill in 2009 allowing the Interior secretary to extend the lease for another 10 years.
The state board approved water restrictions in July that include fines up to $500-a-day for water wasters, and it could consider more aggressive conservation measures later this month.
Supporters have work to do promoting Proposition 1. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed had not heard about the proposal.