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The Sacramento Bee
Beekeepers search for answers as colonies show up damaged after almond farm pollination

Beekeepers search for answers as colonies show up damaged after almond farm pollination

As many as 80,000 bee colonies have died or been damaged this year after pollinating almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley, and some beekeepers are pointing to pesticides used on almond orchards as a possible cause.


Bees pollinate almond trees blooming in the Modesto area in February. Tens of...

Foothill Agrarian
Wildflowers and Rangelands – and Grazing Animals

Apr 17, 2014
Wildflowers and Rangelands – and Grazing Animals

I believe these are Blue Dicks( Dichelostemma pulchellum)I know this is a Mariposa Tulip- just not sure which one!Seep-spring Monkey Flower (Mimulus guttatus) - I think!Pretty sure this is a Delphinium of some sort - and I thinkit's poisonous, too. &nb...

Foothill Agrarian
A Difficult Day

Apr 14, 2014

It's been so long since I had a regular 9-to-5 office job, I'm probably out of practice when it comes to complaining about Mondays!  I hope you'll bear with me - I'm going to complain about this one!First thing this morning, I checked our ewes. &n...

YubaNet.com
“Cesar Chavez” — A Film That Tells It Like It Really Was

Apr 14, 2014

April 12, 2014 - Anyone hoping to understand the long, fierce struggle to win a decent life for the highly exploited men and women who harvest our fruits and vegetables should not miss the recently released film, "Cesar Chavez." Although technically a feature film, it's actually a documentary, in that it vividly recreates ­-...

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FOX40
Farmers in San Joaquin Valley Forced to Drill for water

Apr 13, 2014

Farmers in central valley are forced to buy drills to get deeper well water due to drought.


FOX40
Cattle Rancher Standoff in Nevada Concludes

Apr 13, 2014

Cattle Ranchers in Nevada and the federal government have come to terms and their standoff has concluded.


HealthyCal.org
Drought, Shutdown of Rancho Feeding Corp. Could Cripple Regrowth of California’s Independent, Grass-fed Livestock Producers

Apr 9, 2014

By Angela Woodall The Rancho slaughterhouse was a critical piece of the supply chain for sustainable, local meat, leaving consumers with fewer alternatives to factory-farmed meats, despite the growing demand.

The post Drought, Shutdown of Rancho Feeding Corp. Could Cripple Regrowth of California’s Independent, Grass-fed Livestock Producers appeared first on California Health Report.


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The Sacramento Bee
Bill would have FDA decide on labeling genetically modified food

Bill would have FDA decide on labeling genetically modified food

Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is pushing a bill in Congress that would shift responsibility for any labeling of genetically modified foods to the hands of the federal government, potentially stopping the efforts underway in many states to mandate labels on ...

Foothill Agrarian
Drought Update – April 10, 2014

Apr 9, 2014
Drought Update – April 10, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, I helped our local farm advisors, Roger Ingram and Cindy Fake, install matrix blocks in an irrigated pasture that we graze here in Auburn.  The matrix blocks allow us to track soil moisture - and to time our irrigation accordi...

California Rice Commission
New: The impact of drought in the Sacramento Valley

New: The impact of drought  in the Sacramento Valley

Questions and answers about the expected impact of drought on farms, communities and the environment north of Sacramento.Find out more



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