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California Walnut Market Takes Big Hit After Exports To China Drop 60 Percent In November

Walnuts generate $1.4 billion in revenue for California growers, but their largest exporter didn’t come through in 2014.


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California’s Crop Harvest Much Smaller Than Usual

With harvest time across California, many of the state’s once-robust crops – from the grapes that make world-famous wines to popular almonds – are anticipated to be smaller than usual this year due to the state’s historic drought.


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Sacramento Considering Allowing Urban Farming To Fight Blight, Promote Farm-To-Fork

Gardener Paul Trudeau isn’t harvesting vegetables on some remote farm down a dusty road off of Interstate 5, he’s doing it in the middle of Sacramento on his urban farm.


Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

Federal Government Awards Rural Californians $9.7 M In New Drought Aid

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $9.7 million in new drought aid for rural Californians.


Perspectives On Agriculture luncheon was held on May 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.
Keynote Speaker, Jay Ziegler, director of External Affairs and Policy for the Nature Conservancy.


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UC Davis Study: Drought Will Deal $2 Billion Blow To California Agriculture

Report says California’s drought will cost the state’s agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave about 14,500 farmworkers without jobs.


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California Water Politics Complicate Brown’s Decisions

Political and environmental pressures intersect in water crisis.



UC Davis Grads Hope Henlight Shines Light On Needs For Small Farmers

Emily, along with Edward Silva and Lorena Galvan, will be in Berlin on Wednesday to compete in the Thought For Food Challenge. They’re one of just five groups in the world picked to come up with clever and efficient ways to feed people.



California Agriculture Reaches New Revenue Record

California’s agricultural production has reached another record high.


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Green Industry Helping To Fuel Sacramento Economy

A recent Employment Development Department report reflects growth in Sacramento employment within several sectors related to green operations.


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June Gloom Could Impact Yolo County Crops

A few drops of unwelcome and unexpected rain on a gloomy June day is bad news for Katie Kelly’s peaches and nectarines.


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The Local Food Myth: Why Locavores May Be Getting It Wrong

Hitching health and greener planet hopes to the local food movement? You may want to reconsider.