The men charged with possessing more than 1,200 stolen beehives could each spend more than a decade in jail if convicted.
Insurance companies found several possible factors at play in the spike including distracted driving through texting or cellphone use, road construction and marijuana use.
Temperatures in parts of Arizona, California and Nevada soared to nearly 120 degrees this week.
The suit says new studies have questioned whether killing predators protects livestock.
Agricultural production in northeastern California was worth about $4.2 billion in 2015, down by nearly 9 percent from the previous year, according to a California State University-Chico researcher.
Crews are contending with another day of oppressive heat as they try to beat back a 1,200-acre wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles
California has set a new record of 9.7 million 18-pound boxes of cherries in a season just ending. The Pacific Northwest is just starting and could top its 23.2 million 20-pound box record of 2014.
Producers whose grazing operations have been impacted by monument designations are urged to call the California Cattlemen’s Association at (916) 444-0845.
An attorney for farmer John Duarte says he has been in talks with senior U.S. Justice Department officials about resolving a case in which the government claims Duarte deep-ripped wetlands to plant wheat and is seeking $2.8 million in fines.
Livestock producers, government officials and university researchers detailed a half-dozen nonlethal measures that ranchers could use to prevent wolf attacks.
Ranchers peppered state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials with questions during a workshop on wolf-livestock conflicts, as landowners contend wildlife managers are often too slow to notify them of danger from nearby wolves.
Crews have been digging, blowing and blasting for months — and the work is not finished.
The proposal is the latest in a series of moves by California lawmakers aimed at protecting immigrants.
By 2018, state officials must have crafted regulations and rules governing the emerging legal marijuana market.