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Food and Sustainability

Walnut Trees Can Handle Water ‘Stress’ And Still Thrive, Study Finds

October 23, 2018 | Julia Mitric

UC Davis researchers say they’ve found a way for walnut growers to irrigate more efficiently and still keep up their crop yields.

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Food and Sustainability

Fruit Fly Infestation In Sacramento Will Disrupt Region’s Farmers

August 30, 2018 | Julia Mitric

It will put local growers in limbo while state agencies eradicate the pest.

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The Feds Decided Not To Ban A Pesticide. Then California Opted To List It As Toxic.

July 31, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

A few months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled to not ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, California's Scientific Review Panel unanimously agreed this week that it should be listed as a toxic air contaminant.

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Food and Sustainability

Record Crop For California Almonds As Growers Uncertain About Tariffs

July 9, 2018 | Rich Ibarra

Despite a winter freeze, California almonds will see an increase of almost 8 percent over last year.

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Some California Farmers Already Feeling Impacts Of Possible Tariffs

April 26, 2018 | Steve Milne

The U.S. and China are entangled in their most consequential trade dispute since World War II. Both countries have proposed tariffs on each other's products. Some California winemakers say they've already lost contracts.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

FFA President Breanna Holbert Discusses The Next Generation Of Farmers

March 5, 2018 | Chris Remington

Breanna Holbert from Future Farmers of America discusses the state of agriculture in California, and how the industry can be more diverse and attractive for young talent.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Country's Wealthiest Farmer Stewart Resnick Makes 'A Kingdom From Dust' During Drought

February 6, 2018 | Jen Picard

California Sunday's Mark Arax shares his feature "A Kingdom From Dust" on how the nation's wealthiest farmer influenced the water wars during the state's five-year drought.

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Woodland Hopes To Create Agriculture Innovation Center Near UC Davis

January 30, 2018 | Bob Moffitt

The City of Woodland hopes to create an agriculture innovation center near UC Davis. The City hosted about 170 people to talk about the idea today.

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