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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.

Environment

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.

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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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Environment

California Central Valley Farmers Won't Get Full Water Supply

March 22, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California is experiencing one of its wettest winters in years. But farmers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley still won’t receive a full supply of water from the federal Central Valley Project.

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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.

Food and Sustainability

California And Baja Build Bridge Through Youth Agricultural Program

February 2, 2017

Students south of the border are learning to plant their own vegetable patch in a program a lot like 4-H. The UC and the Agriculture Secretary of Baja are teaming up to offer hands-on classes and mentoring to low-income children in Mexicali.

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