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Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

Jul 20, 2014
Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

On most mornings, Katie Fyhrie, 25 and Emma Torbert, 35 meet at dawn at their Davis fruit farm.


Katie Fyhrie, 25, begins her day recently by harvesting nectarines with Cloverleaf farm owner Emma Torbert, left, on a stone fruit orchard at the Collins Farm in Davis. The two women are...

Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

Jul 20, 2014
Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

On most mornings, Katie Fyhrie, 25 and Emma Torbert, 35 meet at dawn at their Davis fruit farm.


Katie Fyhrie, 25, begins her day recently by harvesting nectarines with Cloverleaf farm owner Emma Torbert, left, on a stone fruit orchard at the Collins Farm in Davis. The two women are...

Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

Jul 19, 2014
Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

On most mornings, Katie Fyhrie, 25 and Emma Torbert, 35 meet at dawn at their Davis fruit farm.


Katie Fyhrie, 25, begins her day recently by harvesting nectarines with Cloverleaf farm owner Emma Torbert, left, on a stone fruit orchard at the Collins Farm in Davis. The two women are...

Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

Jul 19, 2014
Influx of young women changes the face of California farming

On most mornings, Katie Fyhrie, 25 and Emma Torbert, 35 meet at dawn at their Davis fruit farm.


Katie Fyhrie, 25, begins her day recently by harvesting nectarines with Cloverleaf farm owner Emma Torbert, left, on a stone fruit orchard at the Collins Farm in Davis. The two women are...

California rice farmers could get pollution credit

Jul 5, 2014
California rice farmers could get pollution credit

A proposal to the California Air Resources Board, up for approval in September, would allow Sacramento Valley rice farmers to sell carbon emission offsets as part of the state’s effort to combat climate change. Rice farmers would flood their fields for shorter periods to reduce the decomposition process that emits methane – a potent...

California rice farmers could get pollution credit

Jul 5, 2014
California rice farmers could get pollution credit

A proposal to the California Air Resources Board, up for approval in September, would allow Sacramento Valley rice farmers to sell carbon emission offsets as part of the state’s effort to combat climate change. Rice farmers would flood their fields for shorter periods to reduce the decomposition process that emits methane – a potent...

Fire engulfs four buildings in Roseville mobile home park

Jul 4, 2014

A late afternoon grass fire spread quickly and engulfed four buildings in Roseville’s Sabre City Mobile Home park.

UC Davis study finds link between pesticides, autism

Jun 23, 2014

Pregnant women who live near areas where agricultural pesticides are applied experience a higher risk of delivering children with autism or other developmental delays, a UC Davis study has found.

Pregnant women living near where agricultural pesticides are applied at greater risk for a child with autism, UC Davis study says

Jun 22, 2014
Pregnant women living near where agricultural pesticides are applied at greater risk for a child with autism, UC Davis study says

Pregnant women who live near areas where agricultural pesticides are applied experience a higher risk of delivering children with autism or other developmental delays, a UC Davis study has found.

Rising summertime temperatures may sidetrack Sacramento air-quality goals

Jun 4, 2014
Rising summertime temperatures may sidetrack Sacramento air-quality goals

The Sacramento region has been making strides in improving its air quality, but rising temperatures from climate change could undo those gains, scientists say.

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