Yolo 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 Daily Democrat...

09/27/2023
Although Sacramento is considered the Farm-to-Fork Capital, its designation is largely due to its proximity to agricultural hubs such as Yolo County.

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.

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09/24/2023
Surrounded by a field of wildflowers and crops, roughly 50 people stretched their way through Three Sisters Gardens’ first “Yoga on the Farm” event to celebrate the arrival of fall.

California Local Pin Marker From Davis Vanguard...

09/20/2023
Ranked the number two market in the country for life sciences growth this year, Sacramento is home to a burgeoning science-driven innovation cluster anchored by UC Davis.

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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.

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09/02/2023
The Department of Agriculture received multiple complaints from residents about loud booming noises late into the night and during the early morning hours. The noise was found to be from an automated “bird cannon,” used to frighten wildlife away from crops.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

08/29/2023
Many farmworkers in Coachella Valley lack legal status as citizens and don't qualify for most federal and state disaster aid. Even a new $95 million storm assistance program for immigrants that Governor Gavin Newsom recently touted is out of reach because it pertains to the winter and spring storms and floods.

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08/26/2023
The Village Feast celebrates the Sacramento region’s Farm-to-Fork season, where the community gathers to enjoy and honor the bounty of local farmers.

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08/25/2023
The top fruit on the list include tomatoes, lemons, strawberries, oranges and blackberries.

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08/21/2023
AgWest Farm Credit has awarded a $4,000 grant to MOSAIC Children’s Museum to assist in the build-out of an agriculturally themed interactive exhibit highlighting the heritage of agriculture in Yolo County.

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08/20/2023
Rachael Long worked with UCCE in Sonoma and San Joaquin counties as well as at UC Berkeley, before settling in Yolo County as a farm advisor in 1992. She has focused on field crops including alfalfa hay and other forages, dry beans, and hybrid seed crops such as sunflowers, melons and onions.

California Local Pin Marker From CapPublicRadio...

08/20/2023
Forty-three historic California and Mexican palms were transplanted earlier this summer during the demolition of the Capitol Annex. The move is dangerous for such large plants, according to tree experts.

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08/18/2023
Yolo County will be holding its first annual Farmworker Day Resource Fair on Aug. 25.

California Local Pin Marker From Davis Enterprise...

08/18/2023
The California Department of Food and Agriculture released a report on belowground biodiversity that provides targeted recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders to enhance soil health and conserve biodiversity.

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08/16/2023
It’s a hot August morning at a vineyard in Davis. Researchers with UC Davis are testing to see if a polymer-based solution used on grapes as a barrier against fungus could help protect the fruit from wildfire smoke.

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07/01/2023
Next year, pink cherry blossom petals in Robert T. Matsui Park—a grove called the Hanami Line—will blanket the Sacramento waterfront. They’ll fulfill the promise of Japanese Sacramentans’ nickname for the city: Sakuramento, after the cherry blossom.

California Local Pin Marker From Monterey Herald...

02/01/2023
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.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

12/11/2022
Stanford scientists have genetically re-programmed plants to grow roots that change how they gather nutrients or water.

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11/24/2022
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.

California Local Pin Marker From Santa Cruz Sentinel...

11/24/2022
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.