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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.

Capital Public Radio File

Food and Sustainability

California Ranchers Will Need Vet's Prescription To Use Livestock Antibiotics

December 20, 2017 | Julia Mitric

A new law requires California ranchers to get a veterinarian's prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.

 Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

California Rules Leave Cities And Counties To Set Cannabis Acreage Caps

December 5, 2017 | Julia Mitric

California will start issuing licenses for growers and sellers of recreational cannabis Jan. 1. The state's rules leave it up to cities and counties to cap acreage of cannabis grows.

UC Davis

UC Davis Is Producing A More Natural Organic Egg, But How Does It Taste?

October 27, 2017 | Sally Schilling

Researchers are asking whether fly larvae could help organic egg producers feed their chickens a more natural diet.

Jason Rogers

Food and Sustainability

Most Calif. Farmers Say They Don’t Have Enough Workers To Pick Crops

October 18, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

The California Farm Bureau conducted the survey which showed 70 percent of farmers experienced labor shortages. Yet many farmers in the survey say they have increased wages, benefits, and more year-round jobs.

Jason Rogers

Food and Sustainability

California Farm Academy Offers Path For Immigrants And Second Career Farmers

September 26, 2017 | Julia Mitric

The average age of a U.S. farmer is nearly sixty. A training program based in Winters, California aims to open a path into farming for immigrants and "second career" farmers.

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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.


California Farmer To Pay $1.1 Million Fine For Plowing Field

August 15, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A California farmer has agreed to pay a $1.1 million fine for plowing a field in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Julia Mitric / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Small Card Designed By UC Davis Scientists Can Reduce Big Food Safety Risks

May 8, 2017 | Julia Mitric

An invention from scientists at UC Davis could help farmers and consumers in developing countries tell if grains are dry enough to store, sell and eat.

Food and Sustainability

Asparagus Season Brings Choices For California Shoppers

April 21, 2017 | Julia Mitric

Asparagus is grown in the Delta, the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Coast. California grows over 70 percent of the asparagus consumed in the U.S. but the state's asparagus production has declined 15 to percent annually since 2000.

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