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Weeks of intense snow and rainfall have brightened California's water outlook. Farmers are generally optimistic about this year's supply, although some say the state is not doing all it can to…

WINTERS, Calif. — At the turn of the century, farmer Sergii Gavelovskiy built his first greenhouse near Odesa, Ukraine, where he grew vegetables. After escaping strife in his home country, he …

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Federal regulators have rejected a request from the operator of California’s last nuclear power plant that could have smoothed its pathway to securing a longer operating life. The decision mar…

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Prosecutors say they will charge a farmworker accused of killing seven people in back-to-back shootings at two Northern California mushroom farms with seven counts of murder and one count of a…

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Seven people were killed in two related shootings Monday in a coastal community south of San Francisco. It marks California's third mass killing in eight days. The San Mateo County Sheriff's o…

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A new study says drenchings like those California has been getting since Christmas will only get wetter and nastier with climate change. Already more than 32 trillion gallons of rain and snow …

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The ninth in a three-week series of major winter storms is churning through California. Mountain driving remains dangerous and flooding risk is high near swollen rivers, even as the sun has co…

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More rain and snow fell during the weekend in storm-battered California, making travel dangerous and prompting flooding concerns along a swollen river near Sacramento. Bands of gusty thunderst…

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Flood warnings and watches are in effect in parts of Northern California in the aftermath of a powerful storm that drenched the state over New Year’s weekend. A new weather system was expected…

Four generations of the Melkesian family have grown palm trees for more than 80 years in California's arid Coachella Valley. Today, the family has 115 acres of palm trees under cultivation. Th…

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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has proposed regulations to further restrict the use of 1,3-dichloropropene, or 1,3-D, a pesticide used to control microscopic soil-borne pests.

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has unanimously approved decommissioning four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Klamath River, which will be removed to benefit water quality and fish ha…

The Pacific Northwest is in for a colder, snowier winter, a veteran weatherman predicts. "Precipitation looks like it's normalish — although there is an area in Eastern Washington that's sligh…

The federal government has awarded University of California-Davis $6.2 million to breed new strawberry varieties that are more resistant to diseases and pests. The four-year grant, awarded thi…

New studies show farms with natural habitats experience the most benefits from birds, while farms that remove non-crop vegetation face higher levels of crop damage and foodborne pathogens.

Farmers got their day in court last week when the Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments in the case brought by the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau against Califo…

SACRAMENTO — The federal government this week awarded the Sites Project Authority, responsible for building a new reservoir in California, with $30 million to move the reservoir closer to cons…

Kayla Delbar is the sixth generation working on the family cow-calf operation at the 150-year-old Eddie Ranch in Mendocino and Lake counties in California.

MANTECA, Calif. — Ninety-eight years ago, an 18-year-old immigrant from Sicily was looking for land in California to grow grapes. He found it in San Joaquin County. Today six members of the In…

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West Coast attorneys general oppose expanding a pipeline that crosses Idaho, Washington and Oregon and carries natural gas, including biogas from a dairy. They have asked the Federal Energy Re…

When Al Courchesne decided to quit his teaching job in Hawaii to farm in California, he got some good advice. “I came here as a complete novice, and the first local farmer I talked to said, ‘P…

Some farm groups and Republican lawmakers are criticizing USDA for its decision to partner with United Farm Workers, a labor union, on a pilot project. In June, USDA set plans for a $65 millio…

PORT HUENEME, Calif. — Dona Toteva Lacayo and her coworkers at the Port of Hueneme run a tight ship. She helps manage the Port of Hueneme — pronounced why-nee-me — a small, deep-water cargo po…

Walk into any grocery store, and chances are you will be greeted by rows of perfectly ripe strawberries. Until recently, each of those berries would have been individually hand-picked by legio…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The USDA has agreed to purchase $52 million of Pacific Northwest seafood to help buoy an industry hard-hit by COVID-19 and other market disruptions. The agreement includes $…

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