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Over a dozen states balk at California’s egg law, sue

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Tue, 12/05/2017 (All day)

More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages.

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California Supreme Court rules for farmworkers, and upholds binding mediation

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Mon, 11/27/2017 (All day)

California’s highest court decided unanimously Monday that farmers may have a labor contract imposed on them if negotiations with a union fail to produce an agreement.

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Goodbye golf course, hello olive groves! New Palm Springs enclave to become an ‘agri-hood’

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Sun, 10/22/2017 (All day)

The olive – that familiar little fruit lolling around in your martini – is about to make a splash in the Southern California real estate market.

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Congress sends major California water policy to President Obama, despite Sen. Barbara Boxer's objections

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Wed, 12/14/2016 (All day)

Over Sen. Barbara Boxer’s objections, the Senate voted 78 to 21 Friday evening to pass sweeping water infrastructure legislation that changes how much water is pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to San Joaquin Valley farmers and Southern California.

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Agriculture Hasn’t Made Much Progress on Its Promise to End Deforestation

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Mon, 11/07/2016 (All day)

Lots of talk but little concrete action—that seems to be the takeaway from a new report published this week examining the progress made in tackling the global agriculture industry’s devastating effect on the world’s forests.