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Making planting decisions for fall and winter vegetables is hard enough without a pandemic and ever-changing shutdown orders dimming the crystal ball.

The state ordered indoor restaurant dining to cease again July 13 as coronavirus cases spiked around the state, prompti...

Californians hankering for a taste of normality during the pandemic can again venture out to wineries in many parts of the state, much to the relief of vintners and the farmers who grow grapes for them. But the tasting rooms won't resemble the ones from pre-pandemic ti...

So far, in this eventful year called 2020, the nursery business has gone from normal busy to dead quiet to off-the-charts busy in a span of a few months: That's the estimation of Scott Klittich, who helps run his family's operation in Fillmore.

"I had staff. I had plans...

The damage done to California agriculture in just a few weeks may take years to overcome.

"As we go in now and we start to see the numbers coming out, we begin to realize that there really is no one in agriculture who will remain untouched by the events of the past six...

The 2020 tomato crop is being planted into a world of uncertainty.

"I guess we're gambling right now," said Aaron Barcellos, who grows processing tomatoes in Merced and Fresno counties. "We're rolling the dice that it's all going to be fine by August, when we start harv...

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...

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen the chronic shortage of employees on California farms and ranches, at a time when agriculture has been classified as "critical infrastructure" by state and federal governments.

In response to the pandemic, the U.S. State Departm...

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...

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...

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