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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is proposing to award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity to a powerful rural California water district that had long employed …

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a massive wildfire that destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings and led to the evacuation of thousands of people in Sonoma County wine country…

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric reported substantial losses for the third quarter on Thursday, driven by catastrophic wildfires that have been blamed on the utility's outdated …

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities lifted all evacuation orders as firefighters made progress Sunday on a large blaze that sent thousands fleeing homes and farms northwest of Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters struggled Friday to contain a big Southern California wildfire amid shifting winds, forcing authorities to expand evacuations as forecasters extended fire weath…

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HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Two years ago, when fires ravaged Northern California, where tens of thousands of Latinos in the U.S. illegally work at farms and vineyards, displaced families were s…

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SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A new wildfire erupted Wednesday in wind-whipped Southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as both ends…

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as the state's biggest utility began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave mill…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire swept through the star-studded hills of Los Angeles on Monday, destroying several large homes and forcing LeBron James and thousands of others to flee. Meanwhile,…

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SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — Firefighters battled destructive wildfires north of San Francisco and in western Los Angeles neighborhoods on Monday, trying to beat back flames that forced thous…

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NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled new rules to govern California's scarce water, committing to send more to farmers in the Central Valley despite warnings …

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Less than two weeks after blacking out much of Northern California, the state's largest utility is warning that dangerous fire weather could prompt it to shut off power to about a half-million…

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Odds modestly favor above-average temperatures in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California this winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center…

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Western Growers, a leading farm advocacy association, has chosen a new president and chief executive officer to succeed Tom Nassif who is retiring after 18 years.

Oregon farm regulators are satisfied with the cleanup of a defunct Oregon dairy with a history of wastewater violations and are reviewing a proposal to restart its operations.

The switch to the federal system resolved the price discrepancy in milk used to manufacture cheese but also brought other changes to California’s industry.

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Imports of canned pears from China are damaging the Northwest canned pear industry and heightening competition between processors.

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Removing four hydroelectric dams along the lower Klamath River in Southern Oregon and Northern California is expected to cost just under $434 million and could happen by 2022, according to a n…

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In the woodlands of Northern California and Southern Oregon, a tree-killing disease called sudden oak death continues to spread. But new containment methods and community efforts are slowing t…

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Wildfires in the western U.S. are burning tens of thousands of acres, impacting rural landowners, wildlife and the environment.

DAVENPORT, Calif. — Jim Cochran, a farmer who believed farmworkers deserved an elevated status in the agricultural economy, made a milestone decision more than two decades ago.

Less than ideal spring weather contributed to a lighter California almond crop than first expected. The forecast is down from last year and down from a May preliminary forecast.

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Always much smaller than the Pacific Northwest, California’s pear crop is forecast up 6.37% this year over last. Northwest competition can hurt California returns.

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A drive through Oregon’s Willamette Valley will quickly convince any Midwesterner that agriculture in the Pacific Northwest is far different from the Corn Belt.

A record almond crop is forecast in California for the second year in a row. Most of it will not be affected by China’s latest tariffs.

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The Klamath River Renewal Corporation has chosen Kiewit Infrastructure West Co., of Fairfield, Calif., to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California.

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Bureau of Reclamation will deliver at least 322,000 acre-feet of water — or a 92% allocation — from Upper Klamath Lake to the Klamath Project this summer and fall.

Plenty of rainfall through the end of last year and during January has boosted California’s water supplies to 105 percent of normal, painting a completely different picture from a year ago.

ANDERSON, Calif. — B.J. Macfarlane is following in his father’s footsteps in several different ways. Those include raising his children in a ranching lifestyle, working with cattle and managin…

Producers of Halos mandarins and fresh garlic, in California, have increased their minimum wages to $15 per hour perhaps pressuring wages in the Northwest.