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Food and Sustainability

Family Farmers Coax Sweet Strawberries From Tiny Plots In Sacramento County

April 13, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Fam and Nathan Lee's strawberry plot in Elk Grove is one of dozens of smallholder farms sprinkled across the backroads of Sacramento County.

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Food and Sustainability

Did California Wildfires Contaminate Backyard Chicken Eggs? UC Researchers Aim To Find Out.

April 10, 2018 | Julia Mitric

All kinds of contaminants went up in flames in last year’s Ventura and Sonoma county fires. UC Davis researchers are running a statewide study to see if chemicals ended up in backyard chicken eggs.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Celebrates Farm, Fork And Food At Film Festival

April 9, 2018

Dozens of movies about the various intersections of food and life will play around Sacramento this week during sixth annual Food Film Festival.

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Food and Sustainability

California Nut, Fruit Farmers Will Take Hit From Chinese Tariffs

April 4, 2018 | Sally Schilling

China’s response to the Trump administration’s tariffs is bad news for California almond, pistachio, citrus and wine producers. They're waiting to see just how bad.

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Food and Sustainability

If China Strikes Back On Tariffs, California Tree Nut Exports Could Take A Hit

March 27, 2018 | Julia Mitric

Following President Trump's move to slap tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China may retaliate by levying $2 billion in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Pet Tales: Tips Before You Chicken Out On Raising Chicks

March 14, 2018 | Chris Remington

Pet expert Gina Spadafori brings tips on chicken ownership and raising chicks of your own.

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Food and Sustainability

California Pesticide Spray Ban Could Hamper Effort To Curb Citrus Pest

March 1, 2018 | Julia Mitric

A judge ordered the California Department of Food and Agriculture to stop spraying dozens of pesticides. Some environmental groups count this as a win but a UC Riverside researcher warns the move will hurt efforts to fight a damaging citrus disease.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By The Bottle: Valentine's Day

February 7, 2018 | Chris Remington

Wine expert Rick Kushman gives some advice ahead of Valentine's Day.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Bacon Fest Kicks Off 7th Year

February 6, 2018 | Chris Remington

Bacon Fest founder Brian Guido and Cannon East chef Brad Cecchi join to kick off the seventh year of a festival celebrating bacon.

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