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The Sacramento Bee
California toughens enforcement of water violations

California toughens enforcement of water violations

State officials Wednesday adopted emergency regulations to streamline enforcement of water-rights curtailments during the drought. But the State Water Resources Control Board agreed to exempt senior water rights from the new rules. FILE - In this ...

Foothill Agrarian
Foothills ewes graze, keep brush and fire hazard down

Jun 30, 2014
Foothills ewes graze, keep brush and fire hazard down

We've provided vegetation management services using targeted grazing for a number of years.  Every year, I receive calls from landowners who are interested in using sheep or goats to solve their fuel loading problems.  Invariably, several pot...

Foothill Agrarian
Gear Review – Footwear for Farmers

Jun 27, 2014
Gear Review – Footwear for Farmers

For me, like most farmers and ranchers, function is more important than form when it comes to fashion.  I need clothes that are durable and comfortable.  While I often choose the least expensive option when it comes to pants and shirts, I never skimp on footwear!  I’d rather pay more for durable boots that...

Appeal Democrat
Crop dusters hard land near Highway 99

Two crop dusters dropping fertilizer on rice fields were forced to make emergency landings in unrelated incidents near Riego Road and Highway 99 on Monday.

The Sacramento Bee
New farmers get help from USDA

New farmers get help from USDA

The No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture came to UC Davis on Monday and announced the launch of a website and other measures to help beginning farmers. With the skyline of Sacramento in the background, rice farmer Tom McClellan wal...

The Sacramento Bee
New farmers in Sacramento region get help from USDA

New farmers in Sacramento region get help from USDA

The No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture came to UC Davis on Monday and announced the launch of a website and other measures to help beginning farmers. With the skyline of Sacramento in the background, rice farmer Tom McClellan wal...

The Sacramento Bee
UC Davis study finds link between pesticides, autism

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.

Foothill Agrarian
Of Wolves and Hard Work

Jun 23, 2014

Note: On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Sacramento Bee published an op-ed piece entitled "Hard work remains to keep California's wolves safe" (to read the article, click here). While I'm certain that the Bee's readership is not universal in its support of the listing of the wolf as endangered by...

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

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.

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The Sacramento Bee
White House buzz: Federal officials move to curb losses in U.S. bee population

The White House and federal officials are coming to the rescue of the lowly honeybee, pumping money and extra resources in an attempt to avert continued, major losses among the nation’s buzzing pollinators.

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