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California Farmer Water Cutbacks Blocked By Judge

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that California regulators violated some farmers' rights by telling them to stop diverting 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...

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 ...

Hunter Stuart

Dunkin' Donuts Is Fueling Our Almond Milk Obsession At Just The Wrong Time | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business

Is our obsession with almond milk sucking California dry? Dunkin' Donuts announced last week that it will start offering almond milk at most of ...

California Farmers Brace For Little To No Water

AP | By SCOTT SMITH | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Without a lot more rain and snow, many California farmers caught in the state's drought can expect to receive no irrigation wa...

What We Can Learn From the California Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Maybe you've heard about the ongoing drought in California. Maybe you haven...

Progress, But Not Yet Perfection: A Californian's Perspective on the New Farm Bill

Michael R. Dimock | Posted 02.12.2014 | Home
Michael R. Dimock

If you add in the cuts to programs that serve what the Farm Bill calls socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers (Native Americans, farmers of color and women), the dearth of compassion is even more pronounced.

California's Very Big Drought

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The problem with California is that it's just so beautiful. And sunny. All the time. Of course, that's why it's known as "sunny California." Apparen...

California Officials Limit Water For Millions Amid Severe Drought

AP | JASON DEAREN and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Amid severe drought conditions, California officials announced Friday they won't send any water from the state's vast rese...

Farm Bill Could Overturn States' Progress In Humane Agriculture

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green

A proposed amendment to the $1 trillion federal farm bill is of concern to both states’ rights and humane farming advocates as Congress looks to fin...

Small Farmers Get Creative To Survive

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 06.24.2013 | San Francisco

DEL REY, Calif. -- Farmer David Mas Masumoto knows his small peach orchard can't compete with the giant agribusinesses that dominate the nation's prod...

New Day In Court For Farmers

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is giving California raisin producers a new day in court to object to a government program that aims to stabilize pric...

California Farmers Face An Unexpected New Threat

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 12.14.2012 | San Francisco

DOS PALOS, Calif. -- Cannon Michael is a folk hero across California's agriculture heartland, where these days the price of scrap metal influences a f...

The Real Cost Of Our Climbing Gas Prices

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.10.2012 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. -- Farmers in California's agricultural heartland say record-high gas and diesel prices are putting pressure on their bottom lines, but...

'These Conditions Are Straining Us'

| Posted 11.27.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch in collaboration with KQED. By Mark Schapiro Ten miles outside of Modesto, in the farming ...

A Major Victory For Fresno Farmers

AP | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A central California almond and grape grower has been ordered to pay nearly $1 million in a settlement with farmworkers for unf...

Sacramento River Delta Water System Plan Pits Farmer Against Farmer

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. -- California's long-running water wars typically pit farmers against environmentalists, but this time the state's growers are facing o...

King Of The Farmer's Markets!

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin The number of farmers markets in California grew 25.7 percent last year, ma...

Welcome To Produce Paradise

| Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Patricia Leigh Brown Every Saturday morning, Auscencio Perez can be found beneath the sh...

Farmers vs. Fish: California Judge Restores Water Pumping Limits

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — A federal judge turned down California farmers' emergency request Wednesday to suspend water pumping restrictions in the state'...

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Pits The EPA Against Farmers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California has a new endangered species on its hands in the San Joaquin Valley - farmers. Thanks to environmental regulations designed to protect the ...