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Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom
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Cold, blustery weather could complicate almond blossom
Cold, blustery and wet weather in California could interfere with bee activity during the almond blossom, industry officials warn.

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Farm equipment sales mixed, Colusa vendors say
Farm equipment sales mixed, Colusa vendors say
Vendors at the 51st annual Colusa Farm Show say business largely depends on the commodities they're servicing. For ones that cater to growers affected by the drought, business has been slow.
Sierra water content at 130 percent of average
Sierra water content at 130 percent of average
California snowpack "encouraging," but still has a long way to go.
Weatherman: Warmer, wetter spring and summer ahead
Weatherman: Warmer, wetter spring and summer ahead
Art Douglas of Creighton University and a fixture at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum, predicts warmer and wetter weather for the region in the coming months.
Deal boosts effort to remove 4 Klamath River dams
State and federal officials are pressing ahead without Congressional approval, despite previously saying its authorization was necessary.
Officials, advocates promote coexistence of wolves, livestock
Officials, advocates promote coexistence of wolves, livestock
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's third workshop on its proposed wolf management plan drew about 100 people in Sacramento. Many speakers said wolves should be able to coexist with livestock.
2nd disastrous drought year for endangered California salmon
Just 318,000 juvenile winter-run salmon survived last year, or 3 percent of nearly 10 million eggs, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries agency said Monday. That compares to just 5 percent survival the previous year.
Powerful winds persist as winter storm lashes California
The weekend’s heavy rain mostly moved out overnight, but snow was still expected in areas as low as 2,000 feet. Higher elevations could see as much as a foot of snow.
305 bulls sell for $1.49 million at Red Bluff sale
305 bulls sell for $1.49 million at Red Bluff sale
The Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale finished Jan. 30 with the sale of 305 bulls for nearly $1.49 million, the second highest total ever.
Global competition to push down prices paid to prune producers
Global competition to push down prices paid to prune producers
Prune prices to growers will likely drop slightly this year because of global competition, the leader of a California cooperative says.
Die-offs fluster beekeepers on eve of Calif. almond blossom
Die-offs fluster beekeepers on eve of Calif. almond blossom
Beekeepers across the country had another rough winter in terms of honey bee losses, tightening supplies and pushing up growers' pollination costs as the almond blossom in California is about to begin.

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