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Festivals promote California’s peach-production prowess
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Festivals promote California’s peach-production prowess
A group that sponsors 11 farmers' markets in the Sacramento has planned a series of festivals this summer to celebrate peach production, in which California leads the nation.

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Beekeepers urged to enter honey in awards competition
Beekeepers urged to enter honey in awards competition
Beekeepers are urged to enter their honeys in the annual Good Food Awards competition by July 31. The awards are meant to recognize good farming practices, said a University of California-Davis researcher is coordinating the honey contest.
Calif. urged to delay cap-and-trade extension, changes
Calif. urged to delay cap-and-trade extension, changes
Farm groups are urging Gov. Jerry Brown and other California decision-makers to wait until closer to the 2020 sunset of the state's cap-and-trade program before deciding whether to expand or extend it.
Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts
Range rider program seeks to avert wolf-livestock conflicts
The California Wolf Center is setting up a range rider program under which willing ranchers in far Northern California could have someone patrol their properties every few days looking for evidence of wolves or other predators.
Former Interior secretary Babbitt enlisted for California giant tunnels
Gov. Jerry Brown wants local water agencies to pay for building two, 35-mile tunnels to carry water from the Sacramento River under the delta of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and on to water contractors, primarily in Central and Southern...
Homeowner sued for $25 million over California wildfire
Investigators determined that the lid of the plastic box containing wires was warped and ajar, the lawsuit said.
Group to continue effort to boost U.S. walnut consumption
Group to continue effort to boost U.S. walnut consumption
The California Walnut Commission plans to continue its recent push to market the nuts domestically to try to offset a slide in prices to growers, the panel's leader says.
California’s fresh pear crop estimated to be down 8 percent
California’s fresh pear crop estimated to be down 8 percent
Conversion of acreage to wine grapes, fire blight disease and demand by canneries all are contributing to California’s continued decline in fresh pears.
Sakuma berry farm proposes vote on union
Sakuma berry farm proposes vote on union
Sakuma Brothers Farms will offer to let workers cast secret ballots to determine whether they want to be respresented by Families United for Justice.
California governor looks to extend climate-change efforts
On Tuesday, the California Air Resources Board will release a proposed blueprint for continuing the cap-and-trade program until 2030.
Almond growers urged to reduce dust during harvest
Almond growers urged to reduce dust during harvest
Almond growers received tips on reducing harvest dust during a pair of workshops hosted by the Almond Board of California. Farm industries are placing a greater emphasis on dust reduction as much of California fails to meet federal air-quality standards.

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