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Wet Weather Delays Planting For Central Valley Farmers

March 24, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

Growers have a lot to worry about, from broken levees to standing water.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Who’s Responsible For The Bee Die Off In Fresno County?

March 23, 2017

Bees are dying in the hundreds of thousands in Fresno County as farmworkers and state officials scramble to determine the cause. Capital Public Radio’s Julia Mitric is down in Fresno investigating possible causes.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Slow-Food Chef Alice Waters Focuses On Sustainable Agriculture

March 10, 2017

Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak interviews famed Berkeley chef Alice Waters about slow food, sustainable farming, and Sacramento's newest identity - Farm-to-Fork Capital of America - on Insight.

Food and Sustainability

Proposal Would Bar Calif. Schools From Withholding Lunch When Fees Are Unpaid

March 3, 2017 | Daniel Potter

Students in California shouldn’t have to go hungry if their parents haven’t paid their school lunch bills. That’s the idea behind a proposal in the state legislature by Van Nuys Democratic Sen. Bob Hertzberg.

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Environment

Central Valley Water Supplies Improve

February 28, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Some farmers who rely on water from the federal Central Valley Project may receive more water than they’ve had in several years. Others will have to wait until mid-March to find out what their allocations will be.

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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.

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