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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.


Driven by wind, the fast-moving blaze jumped from 50 to 800 to 4,000 acres in a matter of hours.


... to hire 40 seasonal positions across three shifts for harvest. Pay starts at $16.50.


Researchers from The University of Adelaide and E. & J. Gallo teamed up in a study published Wednesday in the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


A California farmer decides it makes better business sense to sell his water than to grow rice. An almond farmer considers uprooting his trees to put up solar panels. Drought is transforming the state, with broad consequences for the food supply.


Most crops can't be profitable at $400 an acre-foot, but farmers are still planting with the hopes of making it into the black the next year.


Acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola will merge two of his wineries with Delicato Family Wines, based near Manteca and Napa.


The rule mandates that agricultural employers allow union organizers onto their property for up to three hours per day, 120 days per year. It was adopted back in 1975.


Though some progress is being made, researchers have yet to pinpoint the causes.


'Basically, we don't have the option to give up,' USDA scientist said.


"If there is no water, there is no work, no money."


A recent UC Davis study published in the journal "LWT - Food Science and Technology" uncovered a potential use of Chardonnay marc as a source of abundant oligosaccharides and other healthful compounds, which show promise in the areas of nutrition including intestinal health and inflammation.


John Harley of Anthony Vineyards, with headquarters in Bakersfield and production in both the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys, told OPN Connect that organic volume is currently at a promotable level. "Organics are doing very well right now. We are pushing out a lot of volume in both reds and greens and have a pretty stable pricing structure."


In a June 3 letter to the Cuyama Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), the department praised its "aggressive approach" in proposing to reduce agricultural pumping in the valley by up to two-thirds by the year 2040. But the department also identified a long list of "deficiencies" in the plan and suggested "corrective actions" to address them.


D'Arrigo partnered with the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas, a community-based health-care provider, to administer shots.


E.&J. Gallo Winery of Modesto has racked up its share of medals. So has Bronco Wine Co., south of Ceres, which is much smaller than Gallo but still a major industry player. Napa topped the list based mainly on having the largest number of wine producers and blenders. It also has the most "American viticultural areas" - federally recognized sub-regions with specific soil and climate.


This is yet another drought year for California, and it highlights the state's complicated water system.


Growers are paying four times normal prices for water and letting almond trees die as federal government cuts or ends water allocations


In the past year, California's Central Valley has suffered from a COVID-19 crisis and now faces a drought crisis.

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