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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Senator Toni Atkins On Affordable Housing

September 26, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Senator Toni Atkins has been trying for almost a decade to pass permanent funding for affordable housing in California, and in the last week of the legislative session she sent S.B. 2 to Governor Brown's desk.

Food and Sustainability

California Dairy Farmers Send Aid To Hurricane Victims

September 25, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

Seventy thousand pounds of dairy products have been delivered to food banks to help feed hurricane victims in Houston and Florida.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Delta Tunnels Project In Jeopardy

September 21, 2017 | Chris Remington

In a key vote Tuesday, Gov. Brown’s Delta Tunnels project faces a funding hurdle now that could kill the project. Sacramento Bee reporter Ryan Sabalow explains.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Preserving Farmland And Promoting Young Farmers

September 21, 2017 | Chris Remington

In Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week, we hear perspectives on the fight to save America’s farmland and promote the next generation of growers.

Food and Sustainability

Local Hubs Distribute Food Aid Across Sacramento County

September 20, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Dozens of local food pantries will meet this week in Sacramento to swap strategies on how to tailor what they do to serve urban and rural communities coping with food insecurity.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Kushman By the Bottle: Wineries And Farm To Fork

September 20, 2017 | Jen Picard

How do California wineries take part in California's farm to fork marketplace? Wine expert Rick Kushman returns to talk about that and the fall harvest.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capay Valley Farmers

September 19, 2017 | Cody Drabble

Author Elvira Di'Brigit shares her book "Why We Farm: Farmers' Stories Of Growing Food And Sustaining Their Business, Featuring Farmers Of the Capay Valley."

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State Government

California Lawmaker Asking Gov. Brown To Declare Emergency Over Illicit Pot Grows

September 14, 2017 | Drew Sandsor

Republican Sen. Ted Gaines is asking Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in Siskiyou County and use the National Guard to help local law enforcement stamp out large illegal grows.

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Food and Sustainability

California Citrus Outpaces Florida But Risk From Bacterial Disease Remains

September 11, 2017 | Julia Mitric

California produced a greater volume of citrus than Florida for the first time since the end of World War II. The pest that's ravaged Florida's citrus industry serves as a cautionary tale for California growers.

Paul Fortunato / UC Davis

Environment

How To Cool Your Cow: Researchers Test New Methods To Protect Cows From Heat

September 7, 2017 | Sally Schilling

Traditional methods to cool cows use 11,000 gallons of water per cow per year. UC Davis researchers are trying out new techniques that use less resources.

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