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Drought Dramatically Shrinking California Farmland

In the fall, rice fields in the Sacramento Valley usually shine golden brown as they await harvesting. This year, however, many fields were left covered with bare dirt.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Ecosystems and Rural Communities Will Bear the Brunt of Intensifying Drought

Drought, human-caused climate change, invasive species and a “legacy” of environmental issues are permanently altering California’s landscape and placing some communities and ecosystems at increasing risk.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report

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The Bracero Legacy Rooted in California Agriculture

Stanford’s Cecil H. Green Library exudes an Ivy League elegance. Art-deco pendulum chandeliers hang from vaulted ceilings, casting spotlights. Lacquered wood-paneled bookcases line the perimeter of the great room, which is so large that it never seems like anyone else …

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Nursery Plants Remain Santa Clara County’s Most Valuable Crops

Nursery crops remained at the top in Santa Clara County, growing by 19% in 2021 to exceed $109 million in value, according to the 2021 crop report released Aug. 31. Mushrooms, meanwhile, grew by 5% but remained in second place …

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Invasive Fruit Fly Found in San Jose, State Declares Emergency

The oriental fruit fly, which comes from Asia and has recently spread to Pacific Islands, is considered a "significant threat" to both the natural ecosystem and the state's multibillion-dollar agriculture industry.

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Lion Ranch’s secret sauce

Kim and Todd Englehardt are dedicated to Rhone varieties at their Lion Ranch vineyard in San Martin, where they have two parcels: a two-acre site at the tasting room, which is all reds, and two-and-a-half acres of mixed whites and …

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Study: Employers Fail to Keep Farmworkers Safe From Covid

Although farm and food production workers were considered essential workers during the pandemic, many of California's food employers endangered those workers, violating Cal/OSHA's Covid-19 guidelines more often than most industries, a new report said. The California Institute for Rural Studies’ …

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Pumpkin Patch Will Reopen in Coyote Valley

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has entered a three-year lease to allow Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fruit Stand to reopen at a new location at Laguna Avenue and Santa Teresa Boulevard in Coyote Valley. The 60 acres …

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Leal Unveils Farm-To-Table Restaurant Coming to Morgan Hill

South Valley hospitality and restaurant developer Frank Leal last week unveiled MOHI Farm, his newest dining concept on tap for downtown Morgan Hill that will offer farm-to-table eating with ingredients produced by local and other nearby growers. The restaurant is …

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Gilroy Gardens Opens up to Cyclists for Second Year

To celebrate National Bike Month, Gilroy Gardens is opening its park to bicyclists during a free event on May 20 from 4-7pm. Ride the Gardens made its debut in 2021, and its 300-attendee cap was quickly reached.

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Garlic Festival NOT Moving to Stockton

Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers were taken off guard Sunday, when an event promoter in San Joaquin County announced that it would host the city’s much-beloved gathering in 2022. The Tony Noceti Group, which puts on events such as the San …

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