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Food and Sustainability

Farmers Wary Of Too Much Water From Weather Ruining Crops

February 22, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

Some farmers are watching and waiting to see how their fruit and nut trees handle ground that is soaked by water, but some said they have seen this before.

Food and Sustainability

Regional Food Manufacturing Could Grow Local Ag Economy

February 10, 2017 | Julia Mitric

From tomatoes to olive oil, processing turns raw ingredients into food we eat. Food companies are in Sacramento checking out the latest tools for their industry this week. Regional groups say local processing could boost the local AG economy.

Food and Sustainability

California And Baja Build Bridge Through Youth Agricultural Program

February 2, 2017

Students south of the border are learning to plant their own vegetable patch in a program a lot like 4-H. The UC and the Agriculture Secretary of Baja are teaming up to offer hands-on classes and mentoring to low-income children in Mexicali.

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Environment

Water in Sierra Snowpack At 173 Percent Of Normal

February 2, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Today's Sierra snowpack survey has scientists with the California Department of Water Resources optimistic about the state's water supply.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

California Agriculture Sees 17 Percent Drop In Revenue in 2015

January 31, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California farms and ranches saw a nearly 17 percent drop in revenue from 2014 to 2015, according to a new review. The decrease had little to do with the drought.

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Food and Sustainability

Sacramento County OKs Use Of Lots For Urban Gardens

January 25, 2017 | Julia Mitric

People who live in unincorporated Sacramento county will now be able to grow food for sale and raise animals like sheep and goats for 4-H clubs.

Eric Risberg / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Early Grape Harvest Might Mean Slight Price Increase For Higher-End Wines

January 25, 2017

Rick Kushman returns for the first Kushman By the Bottle of the year talking about an early grape harvest and a vineyard tour he is leading in September.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Bacon Lovers Rejoice — Bacon Fest Brings Themed Dishes And Drinks For Sixth Year

January 23, 2017

Bacon Fest returns to Sacramento this week for its 6th time, promising a series of bacon-related dishes and parties. Brian Guido, Baconfest co-founder joins us to discuss this year’s festivities.

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