Sacramento County Local News: Agriculture, Food & Gardening


All Local Agriculture, Food & Gardening News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From Inside Climate News...

11/29/2023
Water managers in Pajaro Valley are paying farmers for water they get back into the ground. The move comes as California has grappled with water shortages in recent years.

California Local Pin Marker From SFGate...

11/20/2023
HERBL, one of California’s biggest cannabis companies, collapsed earlier this year. The company, which sold $700 million of cannabis last year, reportedly shorted the state $17 million in taxes.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

11/19/2023
A newly updated ‚Äúplant hardiness zone map‚ÄĚ from the Department of Agriculture has many of the nation‚Äôs gardeners rushing online, Googling what new plants they can grow in their mostly warming regions.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

11/13/2023
Center for Food Safety has filed arguments seeking to revoke the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ approval of nationwide permit 56, which authorizes industrial finfish aquaculture structures in ocean waters around the country. CFS represents a coalition of conservation, tribal, and fishing organizations.

California Local Pin Marker From ProPublica...

11/09/2023
The Elmore Desert Ranch gets 22.5 billion gallons of water from the Colorado River, almost as much as is cleared for Scottsdale, Ariz. And that’s just a fraction of the 386.5 billion gallons from the river going to 19 other families in Imperial Valley.

California Local Pin Marker From YubaNet...

11/06/2023
In a study published in Nature Sustainability, scientists assessed the potential for wide-scale synthetic production of dietary fats. The raw materials are the same as those used by plants: hydrogen in water and carbon dioxide in the air.

California Local Pin Marker From San Joaquin Valley Sun...

11/01/2023
The acquisition includes the Daou brand, Daou Mountain Estate, four luxury wineries, and around 400 acres of vineyards in Adelaida District of Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County.

California Local Pin Marker From Citrus Heights Sentinel...

10/20/2023
Drivers traveling along Auburn Boulevard may have noticed new signage outside a recently renovated strip mall announcing a new pizzeria, slated to open in November.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Observer...

10/20/2023
Local residents were able to experience the craft beer culture with Oak Park Brewing Co. as they teamed up with the National Black Brewers Association for events celebrating Black brewers.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/12/2023
Hundreds of wells in Tulare Lake aquifer are at risk of going dry. Today's recommendation is the first time that state officials have moved to crack down on local plans that fail to stop excessive groundwater pumping.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

10/10/2023
The California Food Safety Act prohibits the manufacturing, distribution and sale of food and beverages that contain brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben and red dye 3.

California Local Pin Marker From California Local...

10/05/2023
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Here’s why you should contact SYMVCD when you find a dead bird.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/04/2023
Water providers say rebates for residential areas are costly and residents may refuse to remove their lawns. The rules aim to save enough water for more than a million households a year.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

10/02/2023
The European Union has banned certain additives that are used in American candies and baked goods. California is on the cusp of prohibiting their sale by 2027.

California Local Pin Marker From Mountain Democrat...

09/25/2023
Given the critically important role agriculture continues to play in the region, many local museums offer special exhibits, experiences and activations that highlight ever-enduring farm-to-fork connections.

California Local Pin Marker From The Sacramento Observer...

09/25/2023
Since 2018, Nelson Hawkins has farmed a small plot in West Sacramento. Now, the land that he tills, plows and harvests is set to be razed for a new housing development. Hawkins, who is Black, knows his dilemma is part of a bigger problem.

California Local Pin Marker From Daily Democrat...

09/12/2023
Using intricate infrared images captured by airplane over California's Central Valley, researchers were able to distinguish Cabernet Sauvignon grape vines that were infected but not showing symptoms.

California Local Pin Marker From California Local...

09/08/2023
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A rainy Labor Day weekend followed by a week of temperatures in the 80s and 90s created perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes in a season when their population was already exploding. Meanwhile, the record number of insects and birds testing positive for the West Nile Virus continues to spike.

California Local Pin Marker From Citrus Heights Sentinel...

08/31/2023
The long-awaited opening of California Burrito on Lichen Drive near Interstate 80 has finally arrived.

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08/30/2023
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With the renovation of the Traders Lane Parking Lot, Folsom officials agreed it was necessary to remove 50-year-old fruitless mulberry trees. City Arborist Aimee Nunez explained the trees have lived twice their expected life.