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As California’s drought deepens, more rural communities are running out of water. Heavy pumping is depleting groundwater supplies that aren’t being replenished by rain and snowmelt. More than …

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a package of bills aimed at moving away from reliance on fossil fuel-based energy. The sweeping package signed Friday includes legislation creating a fr…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Biden administration plans to develop floating platforms in the deep ocean for wind towers that could power millions of homes and vastly expand offshore wind generation …

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California's Imperial Valley, which provides many of the nation’s winter vegetables and cattle feed, has one of the strongest grips on water from the Colorado River, a critical but over-tapped…

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Southern California welcomed cooler temperatures and spotty rain Saturday as a tropical storm veered off the Pacific Coast and faded, helping put an end to a blistering heat wave that nearly o…

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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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts that California's 2022 almond crop will be 11% smaller than last year due to frost damage earlier this year and ongoing drought.

GOLETA, Calif. — Over 20 years ago, a University of California farm adviser had an idea: to find new, viable, value-added crops that would benefit farmers. His answer: coffee.

Farmers and ranchers in California's Sacramento Valley face a cutoff of irrigation water this year, marking the first time they have received no supplies for their operations.

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