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The COVID-19 pandemic has not been kind to California flower growers.

"Our sales are way down," said Ivor Van Wingerden, who runs the Nipomo operations of Carpinteria-based flower grower Ocean Breeze. "We basically lost 90-95% of sales, and we're starting to slowly move...

March 25, 2020

Winter-flooded rice fields already provide essential habitat for migratory birds, but could they also provide benefits to help the state's salmon populations?

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, are finalizing their fieldwork on an experiment to find out...

California's bone-dry February didn't leave a lot of forage for Todd Swickard's cattle—though mid-March rains should provide some help.

While looking around his Napa County winter pasture last week, before a late-winter storm arrived during the weekend, Swickard noted c...

March 11, 2020

As countries affected by the coronavirus try to control its spread, market and public reactions to the fast-moving situation have sent ripple effects to people in agriculture and the food business.

"The concern for ag is the impact on demand," said Joel Karlin, market a...

February 26, 2020

After several years of strong sales, greater supplies of lemons this season have soured market prices, though there's hope the launch of a new seedless variety could help rejuvenate the category.

California lemon shippers and packers agree larger crops and overlapping h...

February 12, 2020

In the coming weeks and months, the Newsom administration, water users and conservation groups will continue to refine a framework for potential voluntary agreements intended to benefit salmon and other fish in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Gov. Gavin Newsom releas...

Rising employment costs have added to the pressures on California canning-peach farmers, who say additional expenses and regulations complicate efforts to make growing the crop pencil out.

Stanislaus County farmer Eric Spycher, who grows cling peaches, almonds and walnu...

During the next few weeks, beekeepers will finish moving some 2.5 million honeybee colonies into California orchards to pollinate the state's 1.2 million bearing acres of almond trees.

"We're working really hard to supply a good supply of bees for the almond growers and...

A wet December has left its mark in the mountains, and many of the state's reservoirs remain at or above average storage levels as 2020 begins.

The state Department of Water Resources took its first snow survey of the year at Phillips Station in El Dorado County last we...

Farmers in the Klamath Basin on the California-Oregon border, a primary growing region for fresh and chipping potatoes, have been shipping potatoes in time to reach customers' holiday tables.

Dan Chin of Wong Potatoes Inc., a grower, packer and shipper who grows two-thi...

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