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The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom educates young people about the importance of the agricultural industry and its significance to the state.

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Declining Crop Prices Send Shockwave Through Ag Real Estate Market

04/14/2024

It's been difficult to be an almond farmer these past few years. But it’s also been difficult to stop being an almond farmer, as orchard owners who try to sell their land have a hard time finding willing buyers.

Corporate Citizenship Awards: John Finegan; Beck Ag

04/05/2024

The Sacramento Business Journal’s Corporate Citizenship Awards honor the individuals and organizations that go above and beyond to give back to the Sacramento-area community.

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Image caption: Joy Perrin, a mother of two children, testifies at the Budget Subcommittee on Human Services hearing at the state Capitol in Sacramento March 20, 2024. With the help of CalWORKS, Perrin was able to secure housing for her and her family.
California May Gut Two CalWORKS Programs Helping Thousands of Families

The state is considering zeroing out funds for CalWORKS family stabilization and job subsidy programs to help balance the budget.

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‘Our Shelves Are Bare,’ Folsom Food Bank Calls for Community Help

The Twin Lakes Food Bank in Folsom routinely serves 200 households a week with food assistance. With that number climbing to 300 in February, the local nonprofit is suffering a shortage, leaving many of the shelves bare in its warehouse …

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Former Folsom Cliff House to become Crawdads on the Lake

It’s been the common question around town the last few weeks, “what is happening with the former Cliff House of Folsom?”  Now, its official and were getting a look at what future looks like for the longtime restaurant venue by …

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New Folsom Apple Bagels opens its doors

After much success with their El Dorado Hills location, a local couple has expanded their bagel baking business to Folsom. Big Apple Bagels officially opened its doors today. 

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California plans to eliminate a healthful-food program that has served both farmers and low-income residents

The state has matched fruit and vegetable purchases at farmers markets for low-income residents for seven years. That may soon end. By George B. Sánchez-Tello,...

Image caption: The 1965 law known as the Williamson Act has been responsible for keeping about half of California's farmland out of the hands of developers.
The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works

The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.

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Silicon Valley Billionaires vs. Bay Area’s Housing Crisis?

In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.

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Go 4 Pizza Makes National News

Go 4 Pizza of Rancho Cordova and Rancho Murieta Earns Spot in Top 35 Pizzerias to Watch in 2024Original article published at Rancho Cordova Independent

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The new rising: Davis and western Yolo are helping fuel California agave spirits

By Scott Thomas Anderson New possibilities for a new year: That was the theme of a recent symposium at U.C. Davis hosted by the California...

Image caption: The legislature's own analysts blasted new state water conservation rules as too strict and largely unjustified.
California’s New Water-Saving Regs Lack 'Compelling Justifications'

Even though California faces serious water shortages, the Legislature’s analysts recommend weaker outdoor conservation requirements and longer deadlines for urban water agencies.

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Dairy products are California’s top agricultural commodity, but the industry is often criticized for its impact on the environment.
Sustainable Sustenance
Greener ways to feed the world’s growing population
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
Apples and berries, steaks and dairy...and much more
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