agriculture

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

The Sacramento Bee
Judge spares one defendant, punishes another in SK Foods corruption case

Judge spares one defendant, punishes another in SK Foods corruption case

One defendant was sent home to care for his ailing wife, despite prosecutors insisting he deserved prison; the other was sentenced to a three-year prison term over the objections of the same prosecutors, who said he deserved less. SK Foods Presid...

The California Aggie
UC Davis professor wins Wolf Prize for discovering gene that can increase nutritional value of wheat

Apr 8, 2014

UC Davis Professor Jorge Dubcovsky discovered a gene that can increase the nutritional value of wheat, and in January, was awarded the 2014 Wolf Prize in Agriculture. The prize, which has been awarded since 1978, is one of six prizes established by the Wolf Foundation and is awarded once a year in Israel. The...

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