Court Rules EPA Ignored Scientists When It Reversed Chemical BanFor many years, David Phippen has relied on Chlorpyrifos, a popular pesticide to help control pests.  It’s one of the products many farmers trust to keep crops healthy.
California Farmers: Immigration Uncertainty Costing Millions In Lost ProductivityAlmost 70 percent of farmers around California are reporting labor shortages this year, according to a survey by the California Farm Bureau.
Latest Heatwave Causes Problems For Wine Grape Harvest TimeThe record heat that baked Northern California over the Labor Day weekend left wine grapes shriveling on the vines, reducing many of them to raisins before the normal harvest.
How Immigration Changes Could Affect California AgricultureOn the campaign trail and on his website, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to deport roughly 11 million people living in the country illegally, many of whom work in fields and farms across the country.
5 Months After Record High, Almond Prices Tumble Nearly By Half To 3-Year LowThe almond market hit a record-high in August, going for $4.60 a pound, but they’re now selling for nearly half that at $2.60 a pound.
California Walnut Market Takes Big Hit After Exports To China Drop 60 Percent In NovemberWalnuts generate $1.4 billion in revenue for California growers, but their largest exporter didn’t come through in 2014.
California's Crop Harvest Much Smaller Than UsualWith 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.
Sacramento Considering Allowing Urban Farming To Fight Blight, Promote Farm-To-ForkGardener 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.
Federal Government Awards Rural Californians $9.7 M In New Drought AidU.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.
UC Davis Study: Drought Will Deal $2 Billion Blow To California AgricultureReport 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.