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California Agriculture

Drought-Plagued Farms Will Cost California $2.7 Billion This Year, Study Predicts

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green

The economic pain caused by California's relentless drought will cost the state's agriculture industry $2.7 billion this year, up half a billion from ...

A Big Culprit In California's Drought Starts With 'A' -- And It's Not Almonds

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green

California's water-intensive almond industry has faced mounting criticism during the drought, especially after Gov. Jerry Brown announced that the sta...

Lydia O'Connor

Would Going Vegetarian Actually Help California Battle The Drought?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green

You can’t taste it, but a whole lot of water went into producing that hamburger. As Californians cut residential water use by 25 percent under G...

Striking Photos Show Struggle Of Farmers In California Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green

Recent years have been trying for California as it weathers its worst drought in 1,200 years. Perhaps the hardest hit have been the state’s farmers ...

California Unveils Strictest Rules In U.S. For Common Pesticide

AP | By SCOTT SMITH | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect ...

3 Years Of Drought Has State Debating Unregulated Water Pumping

AP | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-...

California's Harvest of Shame: 2012

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Farm workers in California work in the extreme heat and tough conditions to feed our nation and face the risk of death and illness. The people who feed us should not fear death when they go to work.

New Law Will Increase Access to Healthy California Foods

John A. Perez | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
John A. Perez

California's nutritional shortcomings extend beyond that of trans fat and caloric challenges, and into the disturbing realm of simple access to affordable, healthy food options.