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California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings
Crews continue to assess areas scorched by the blazes that killed 42 people.

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Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue
The San Francisco-based utility said it would not speculate on causes of the fires and that it was cooperating with investigators.
Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
Farms, vineyards assessing damage from wine country fires
While many vineyards were spared by the fires that have devastated California’s wine country, some wineries and other farms are beginning to pick up the pieces after being flattened by flames.
Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest
At least 31 marijuana farms were destroyed and many more damaged, according to the pot industry’s California Growers Association.
Southern Oregon megafire may help suppress devastating tree disease
Sudden oak death has had ecological as well as economic consequences for the timber and plant nursery industries.
Survey reflects California labor shortage
Survey reflects California labor shortage
The California Farm Bureau Federation released its first labor survey in five years which shows a continuing shortage of workers for farmers with labor-intensive crops like tree fruit and wine grapes.
Walnut growers step up harvests before expected rains
Walnut growers step up harvests before expected rains
As the walnut industry is expecting a slightly smaller crop this year, some growers have rushed to finish before unsettled weather was expected to arrive on Oct. 19.
Weather pushes wine grape harvest
Weather pushes wine grape harvest
Wine grape harvest is probably 80 to 90 percent done in Washington but vineyards still picking are busy trying to beat forecasts of rain and colder temperatures. Washington’s harvest appears relatively normal compared with Idaho seeing freeze...
New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim
As fire crews gain on wildfires burning for more than a week in Northern California's wine country, new fires broke out in other parts of the state, including northeast of Los Angeles
Western Innovator: Improving crops, waterfowl habitat
Western Innovator: Improving crops, waterfowl habitat
Marc Staunton’s family’s farm was among those that spearheaded the Walking Wetlands project.
California fire victims return home as crews gain ground
Fire crews battling wildfires in California's wine country are gaining ground and thousands of residents have gotten the OK to return home

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