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USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

July 18, 2014 | 12:20 pm

USDA Gives Nearly $10 Million For California Drought Relief

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Much of the aid will help Californians whose wells have dried up connect to the municipal water supply.

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As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

June 23, 2014 | 9:45 am

As Water Prices Soar, Some Profit From California’s Drought

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‘Crisis mode’ in Central Valley as some farmers increase groundwater pumping at possible expense to neighbors. Read more …

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California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

June 16, 2014 | 8:45 am

California Drought Dries Up Honey Supply

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With mountain wildflowers lying dormant, some beekeepers are trying just to keep their bees alive. Read more …

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Bill Would Impose Sanctions for Sexually Harassing Farmworkers

May 22, 2014 | 3:56 pm

Bill Would Impose Sanctions for Sexually Harassing Farmworkers

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Contractors could lose licenses if they hire crew leaders who’ve sexually harassed or assaulted workers.

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Drought Tech: How Solar Desalination Could Help Farms

May 11, 2014 | 8:00 am

Drought Tech: How Solar Desalination Could Help Farms

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New approach to desalinating irrigation water could be a boon in San Joaquin Valley. Read more …

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Faces of the Delta: Farmers, Fishermen and a Mailman by Boat

April 25, 2014 | 11:00 am

Faces of the Delta: Farmers, Fishermen and a Mailman by Boat

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Watch short video of life on the waterways and islands of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.

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Ranchers, Conservationists Collaborate to Preserve Peninsula Farm Life

April 10, 2014 | 4:39 pm

Ranchers, Conservationists Collaborate to Preserve Peninsula Farm Life

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Groups pursue vision of maintaining agriculture on the coastside edge of Silicon Valley.

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During a Summer of Drought, Nobody Will Win

April 10, 2014 | 9:00 am

During a Summer of Drought, Nobody Will Win

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Water managers are walking a tightrope, balancing how much water to deliver where. Read more …

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California’s Drought: What ‘Zero Water’ Means to San Joaquin Valley Citrus Farmers

April 8, 2014 | 8:41 am

California’s Drought: What ‘Zero Water’ Means to San Joaquin Valley Citrus Farmers

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Growers, still recovering from freeze, now must contend with a shutdown of water supplies: Read more …

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California Farmers Look to Oil Industry for Water

April 7, 2014 | 9:59 am

California Farmers Look to Oil Industry for Water

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San Joaquin farms tap an unlikely new water source in one of the state’s oldest oil fields. Read more …

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