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How the White House plans to help the humble bee maintain its buzz

Published: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 (All day)

The humble bee — nuisance, threat, and linchpin of the American food supply — has won over the leader of the free world. And now President Obama is intervening on the bee’s behalf as its habitat dwindles.

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USDA allocates $21 million to help farmers, ranchers battle drought

Published: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 (All day)

A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide $21 million to help farmers and ranchers in California and other states install new irrigation systems, plant cover crops and implement other water conservation practices, officials said Monday.

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Desperately Dry California Tries to Curb Private Drilling for Water

Published: 
Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:02pm
Category: 
Water

The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops. 

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Why Food You've Salvaged Should Be a Growing Part of Your Diet

Published: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:48pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

The woman on the phone gave me directions to a house in a residential neighborhood. 

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2014 off to hottest start on record for California

Published: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:39pm

The sun was so strong this year in Joe Del Bosque's cantaloupe fields that some of the melons could have used sunscreen.