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However, when it comes to preserving one of the state's most critical and politically divisive resources -- billions of gallons of groundwater that are vital to farms and cities -- California lawmakers and voters have done almost nothing. Now, driven
Calif. Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems. Amid one of the driest years in the state'
Calif. Amid California's driest year on record, the nation's leading agricultural region is locked in drought and bracing for unemployment to soar, sending farm workers to food lines in a place famous for its abundance. One-third of the Central
The relentless Brad Friedman of TheBradBlog ran this story down and broke it...Prop 37, the ballot measure that would have mandated labeling of all GMO food sold in California, went down to defeat last November, under suspicious circumstances.
Text Size: tool goes here As head of Fresno County's agriculture department, Carol Hafner has earned a reputation for being able to handle tough issues. But after years of battling pest infestations, natural disasters and budget cuts, Hafner is
Two recent Fresno fatalities are being called homicides Two recent Fresno fatalities are being called homicides Two bodies found in Fresno on Tuesday and Wednesday are being investigated as murders, Fresno police Lt...The body of Gabriel Nunes, 51,
The Kingsburg-based raisin cooperative was given the Baker, Peterson & Franklin 2012 Ag Business Award. The annual awards are given to an individual and farming company that exemplify leadership and integrity and whose achievements have significantly
The officers are President Ken Tatami of Reedley, First Vice President Mark Sorensen of Caruthers, Second Vice President Donny Rollin of Riverdale and Secretary-Treasurer Mayo Ryan of Fresno...Tatami is a third-generation farmer who has served on the
tool goes here Fresno County's 2011 crop values reached a record $6.8 billion, the latest in a string of record-setting performances that solidified the county's status as the leading farm region in the state. But it's a record that's not likely to
tool goes here Fresno County supervisors agreed Tuesday to preserve a longtime tax benefit for farmers, even as the benefit is costing the county millions in lost revenue. The state's 47-year-old Williamson Act, which provides property tax breaks for