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Scientists Seek Crowd-Sourced Data To Map Land Damaged By Wild Pigs

December 2, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Wild pigs cause serious damage to grazing lands and watersheds. UC Cooperative Extension scientists have developed a GIS-based tracking app to assess wild pig damage in order to figure out how to mitigate the creatures' impacts.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP


California Lays Out Long-Term Plan For Water Conservation

November 30, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California state agencies have released a long-term plan for water conservation. The proposal makes permanent some emergency water conservation measures already in place to deal with the state’s drought.

Department of Water Resources


Concerns Raised Over California's Plan To Provide More Water For Fish

November 29, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California regulators hear from residents and farmers concerned about a plan to provide more water for threatened fish in the San Joaquin River and its tributaries.

Photo / Curtis Jerome Haynes


State Water Project To Deliver 20 Percent of Requested Water In California

November 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The State Water Project will deliver more water to California cities and farmland in 2017 than it did this year- at least initially.

Food and Sustainability

Large Food Vendors Pledge To Buy Chicken Raised Under "Humane" Standards

November 15, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Out-of-state poultry producers supply roughly half the chicken Californians eat. Two big U.S. food vendors are pledging to buy their poultry from producers who provide better living conditions and more "humane" slaughter for broiler chickens by 2024.

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Food and Sustainability

California Agriculture Industry Optimistic About Trump Ag Policy

November 14, 2016 | Julia Mitric

California agriculture produces billion in exports. Leaders in the state's agricultural industry say they're optimistic a Trump administration's policy on trade and immigration will benefit their sector.

Food and Sustainability

Author Interview: Georgeanne Brennan On Her "Culinary Journey" Through Provence

November 10, 2016 | Donna Apidone

When Georgeanne Brennan moved to Provence in the early 70s, she and her young family wanted to escape the chaotic pace of American life. They became immersed in French culture, and Georgeanne discovered a rich culinary history.

 Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

California Counts

Calaveras County Copes With Change After Influx of New Marijuana Growers

November 3, 2016 | Julia Mitric

People have grown marijuana quietly in Calaveras County for decades. But after the Butte fire word got out that Calaveras was the place to grow. Now long-time residents say a “green rush" fueled by outsiders is hurting their county.

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