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The endowment will help to support the Fresno State farm, officially known as the University Agricultural Laboratory. Its 20 units and 1,000 acres provides students, faculty, staff and community members endless opportunities for hands-on training and research in areas that reflect and benefit the nation's leading agricultural region.


One farming company has long been scrutinized for its outsized role in the arid region's water supply. Wonderful can buy up huge amounts of water whenever it needs more. Most of the Resnicks' water comes from long-term contracts and other water from land rights.


"There's probably four or five different things that could kill our business. But if we have water, we can work on the others. If you don't have water, these trees will die."


Three farmers from the Central Valley, where roughly 40% of the nation's fruits, vegetables and nuts are grown, shared just how little water they have to work with, how they're adapting, and what the drought means for their industry long term.


The signs first appeared last fall when Central Valley table grape growers couldn't find enough workers to prune their vines. Now, a month into the harvest, it's become clear California doesn't have enough farmworkers for the harvest.


Grape harvesters in Central California have been contending with scorching heat this season


There's a lot of good wine out there, but laying claim to a perfect wine is no easy feat.


He most recently was a post-doctoral researcher at the UCD Oakville Station in Napa Valley, working in the research lab of UC Cooperative Extension Viticulture Specialist Dr. Kaan Kurtural, a former member of the Fresno State viticulture faculty.


. Where does the world get 80 percent of its almonds? The Golden State. Where does Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (and Japan and China) get much of their alfalfa? You guessed it. California.


'No one wants to be the pioneer for the $18 burger in Sacramento,' one restaurant co-owner said.


Delta water districts, such as Al Courchesne's district, the Bryon-Bethany Irrigation District in Contra Costa County, have some of the oldest water rights in the state-riparian and pre-1914 rights, in addition to a contract with the federal Central Valley Project. BBID's post-1914 rights through the CVP went from a 5% water allocation to zero. After last week's adoption of curtailment regulations, he expects cutbacks to senior water rights.


Earlier this year Panoche agreed to pay the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation nearly $7.5 million to compensate for "unauthorized diversion of water" from two federal canals, according to a settlement agreement obtained by The Bee. The settlement was approved by the U.S. attorney's office.


Nicholas will service clients in California's northern and central interior regions as well as southwestern states including Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. He joins the team with 18 plus years in the grapevine nursery business assisting vineyard growers source the required plant material for their projects throughout Northern California, Texas, and British Columbia.


Fielding a strong slate of entries from throughout California, the 2021 San Joaquin Wine Competition awarded the greatest number of awards in its fifteen year history! Held for the first time at Robert Hall Winery, the largest judging panel yet handed best of show red and white, respectively to Petite Petite 2019 Petite Sirah from Michael David Winery and 2020 Eberle Viognier.


Wildfire season is here and in California alone, this year's fires have already burned more acres than at this time in 2020. In recent years, Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, where wine vineyards dot the landscape and tourism is a billion-dollar industry, wildfire has become a part of daily life. But as Stephanie Sy reports it affects certain groups worse than others.


The most dramatic step taken to date by state regulators surpasses any moves made during the previous drought.


Thousands could be cut off. Currently, water is unavailable for approximately 5,700 right holders. During a July 27 workshop, staff will present the proposed regulation and updates to the Water Unavailability Methodology for the Delta Watershed. The public can provide feedback until July 29.


Tehachapi is a really beautiful place!


As she walked toward the field to begin harvesting leeks, she told Eyewitness News that up until recently, women there didn't harvest leeks because it's a tough job.

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