Despite drought and heat, producers of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries have fought to keep pace with last year's production.
When asked to rate the importance of competing needs when water is scarce, 74 percent said agricultu
Strawberry production in California is keeping pace with last year even though there are fewer acres
Fourteen large fires are burning, mostly in the northern half of the state.
At issue are thousands of notices sent this year to farmers, government agencies and corporations with water rights telling them to cease pumping because rivers and streams were too dry.
The harvest of wine grapes has begun in California's Napa Valley. Vintners expect a slightly lighter crop with good quality and flavor.
The fire grew more than 7 1/2 square miles overnight and was not contained at all Thursday morning.
The flare-up Tuesday night chewed up about 400 acres before firefighters controlled it.
The state has repeatedly found imported produce for sale in California that exceeds U.S. pesticide limits.
New research from the University of California-Davis credits almond production in California with having a lighter carbon footprint than other protein-based foods.
Navel orange production in California finished the 2014-15 season at close to the 79 million cartons predicted in the National Agricultural Statistics Service's revised estimate.
Additional discoveries of the citrus disease huanglongbing in Southern California has prompted the University of California Cooperative Extension to urge growers to monitor their trees for symptoms. The university is engaged in various research projects...
So far this year, state firefighters have responded to nearly 3,900 blazes — a 41 percent increase from the same period last year. The fires have burned 28 percent less area than last year.
The fire in a rural area of Madera County, north of Fresno, was just 5 percent contained.