California drought

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Farming in an Age of Drought

Published: 
Thu, 03/31/2016 (All day)
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Shopping & Food

Jesus Ramos is a first-generation Mexican immigrant and farm owner who, after coming to America to work as a field hand, grew his business into a 140-acre orange farm. But today, Jesus and his family’s way of life is under threat. 

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Reservoirs are getting a big boost from 'Miracle March' — but the drought isn't over yet

Published: 
Thu, 03/24/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Water

So much rain has fallen in Northern California recently that federal officials have done what would have been unthinkable a year ago. They opened the spill gates at Folsom Lake and let precious water tumble into the American River as a precaution against — of all things — flooding.

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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.