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California Offers Proposal on Colorado River Crisis


California has given the federal government its own counterproposal for apportioning reductions of Colorado River water, saying a plan offered by six other states would disproportionately burden farms and cities in Southern California.

Fairgrounds Board Votes to Delay Closing to Vehicle Traffic


Board President Tim Sands, who was the only board member to vote against the delay, said the action was taken “to work out details and mitigate the effects of implementation.”

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Image caption: DWR’s report on groundwater sustainability plans was illustrated with this photograph of a wheat field irrigated by groundwater in the southern San Joaquin Valley.
DWR Flushes Six Groundwater Plans

The San Joaquin Valley plans, serving low-income Latino communities, were deemed inadequate for preventing dry wells and sinking land.

Image caption: Fresh and dried fruit, wine, nuts and more can be found at Casa De Fruta, a venerable stop for drivers traversing Pacheco Pass.
Roadside Attractions

California is the top agricultural producer in the U.S., and a top beneficiary of visitor spending. So naturally, we’ve got fun, food-driven tourist magnets.

Image caption: Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
Sustainable Sustenance

California is a leading producer of agricultural crops. So it’s not surprising to find cutting-edge ideas taking root here.

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Pumpkins & Apples: Autumn’s superstars

The morning air has a bit of a chill and the leaves are changing. The markets are bursting with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors; apples are ripe for the picking. Pumpkins and apples have a few things in …

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High Sierra Caviar: Pine Cone Kitchen’s Black Garlic

Self-proclaimed foodies and garlicologists Greg Lusson and Kayla Burton stumbled into a ramen house and tried black garlic. That meal changed the trajectory of their lives. Black garlic is less spicy than white garlic. It’s easy to digest and offers …

Image caption: People admire the inflatable version of Sacramento's iconic water tower on the Capitol Mall during the Farm-to-Fork Street Festival.
Farm-to-Fork Street Festival Returns, Bigger Than Ever

What to expect during Sacramento's 2022 Farm-to-Fork Street Festival on Sept. 23 and 24.

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Sierra Valley Art + Ag Trail: Celebrating ranchers, artists of the Lost Sierra

The Sierra Valley comes alive on Sept. 24 with local ranchers, artists and makers highlighting all the homemade goods grown and produced in this expansive mountainous region of Northern California. Back for its fifth year, Sierra Valley Art + Ag …

Image caption: Dig into daily tips provided by two master gardeners.
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Truckee River Winery: World-class wine, in our backyard

By Karen Barchas Are you a local who thinks you have to drive down the hill to taste fine wines? Or do you live elsewhere and think you have to choose between enjoying Tahoe’s myriad activities and having a great …

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Gardening in the Mountains

Gardening in the Tahoe Sierra can be a challenge. While some people have green thumbs, others struggle to grow vegetables battling bugs, animals and weather conditions. I’ve personally battled chipmunks stealing tomatoes from my containers, ground squirrels eating the flowers …


Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
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Greener ways to feed the world’s growing population
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