A court ruled that groundwater pumping that depletes a river could violate California law. Farmers might have to deal with new restrictions before SGMA, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, kicks in.
They’ve been used to detect drugs, bombs and bugs. Now a team of specially trained dogs will put their wet noses to work in California, sniffing out a fatal citrus disease with the potential to cripple the state’s $3.4 billion citrus industry.
After five years of waiting, workers who voted to get rid of the UFW from Gerawan Farming in Fresno County, CA may finally find out the results of their disputed election, thanks to a state Supreme Court ruling.
Congress is poised to continue spending $25 million a year into finding a way to stop citrus greening. But some on the farm bill conference committee want to eliminate the special category created for citrus research.
Sun-Maid president Harry Overly said Tuesday, Sept. 11 that the Kingsburg, CA raisin plant will be up and running on Wednesday, despite a strike by workers that shut down the factory for a day and a half.
It’s rare for Westlands Water District and San Francisco to face identical problems, but proposals to keep more water in the San Joaquin and Sacramento rivers – leaving less for irrigators and cities – is bringing the two together.
Sun-Maid Raisins is one of the most recognizable brands in the United States. But even the company’s red bonnet-wearing farm girl isn’t enough to keep this century-old cooperative from losing its once dominant role in the marketplace.
Raising backyard chickens has become a fun hobby for many urban dwellers in the San Joaquin Valley, but a devastating poultry disease currently raging in Southern California could put those birds and others in jeopardy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to prohibit makers of almond and soy milk from labeling their products as “milk.” The leading almond milk maker is Blue Diamond Growers of Sacramento, whose brand is called Almond Breeze.
California's State Water Resources Control Board proposed big changes in how the Delta is managed Friday, July 6, 2018, by leaving more water in the San Joaquin River system for fish, leaving less for farming and humans.
Creditors have seized a dairy partially owned by Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford. In November, Rabobank sued Triple V Dairy in Fresno County, California, Superior Court, alleging two loans totaling about $8.3 million had gone unpaid.