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Growers say groundwater bills would bring uncertainty
Growers say groundwater bills would bring uncertainty
California growers and farm groups are concerned that a package of groundwater bills sent to Gov. Jerry Brown for approval will bring uncertainty to their operations and perhaps spark litigation.

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Calif. antibiotics bill awaits Brown’s approval
A bill that would write the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new guidelines for antibiotic use in livestock into California law is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's approval.
Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
As the harvests of stone fruit in California are wrapping up, growers say the quality of the fruit is excellent but some varieties' yields are down. The picking of other summer fruit is ongoing.
California mushroom production in decline
The volume of Agaricus mushrooms sold in California declined 14 percent in the commodity's most recent season, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Vast Northern California wildfire keeps surging
The lightning-sparked fire near the Oregon border had forced the evacuation of people in as many as 250 scattered rural homes and other buildings by late Thursday.
California counties ask to form separate state
Six counties have so far approved plans to pursue secession, either through elected officials or at the ballot box, and supporters plan to submit more petitions in the coming months.
California environmentalists decry feds’ fire plan
The highly awaited decision released Wednesday will allow logging on 52 square miles of forests blackened in the Rim Fire, which burned 400 square miles of the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park’s backcountry and private timber...
Judge won’t stop water for Klamath salmon
The judge ruled that the potential harm to salmon from drought conditions right now outweighs the potential harm to farmers next year.
Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Following criticism and lack of support from California dairymen, California ag secretary has withdrawn her legislative proposal for sweeping reform to the state's milk marketing requirements for Class 4 milk.
Forest Service to release Rim Fire recovery plan
Wildlife advocates want to leave the dead trees in place, but loggers say they favor sending the trees to sawmills to help pay for replanting the forest.
Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
Groups shun lawsuit despite own Hetch Hetchy concerns
Environmentalists mostly pan a group's lawsuit claiming San Francisco is given a pass by resource agencies in its operation of Hetch Hetchy reservoir in Yosemite National Park. But green groups themselves have no love for the project that provides water...