- Los Banos Students Learn About Wildlands, Work to Restore Them ... Brianna Calix; 11/20
- Drought; El Nino is Not the Calvary ... Kit Batten and Mark Lubell; 11/20
- Pest Control Advisors to Expand Advice Into Sustainability ... Todd Fitchette; 11/19
- California Olive Oil Industry Ripe for Expansion ... Robert Rodriguez; 11/18
- Senate Committee Hearing Focuses on Chronically Underfunded Water Needs ... Pamela Martineau; 11/18
- Newly Elected OID Leaders Cut Out of Significant Decisions ... Garth Stapley; 11/17
- Merced County Hit Record $4 Billion Crop Value in 2014 ... Merced Sun-Star staff report; 11/17
- Protestors to Gov. Jerry Brown: Prove Your Green Credentials by Banning Fracking ... Chris Megerian; 11/16
- California Farm Bureau Federation Commentary: Consider Property Taxes in Succession Planning ... John Gamper; 11/16
- UC Scientists Test Inexpensive Way to Capture El Nino Rains ... Amy Graff; 11/13
- Ballot Proposal Would Divert High-Speed Rail Money to Water ... Juliet Williams; 11/13
- Stanislaus County Property Owners Issued Enforcement Actions with Penalty for Alleged Unauthorized Water Diversion ... State Water Resources Control Board; 11/12
- To Save Water, An Underground Movement to Bank El Nino's Rainfall ... Bettina Boxall; 11/10
- Answers to Your Burning California Drought Questions ... Byard Duncan; 11/09
- Farmers Take Tech to New Heights ... John Holland; 11/09
- Don't Let Big Agriculture Blind You With Their Science ... Jill Richardson; 11/07
- FPPC Investigates Oakdale Irrigation District's Bairos ... Eric Caine; 11/07
- Questions and Answers About Huge US Desalination Plant ... Associated Press report; 11/05
- Why Dams Are At the Heart of California's Water Wars ... Spencer Michels; 11/05
- French Industry's Love Affair With Pesticides Blamed for Worker Health Problems ... Andrew Wasley and Amanda Chaparro; 11/04
- Southern California Water Agencies Push Forward on Delta Land Purchase ... Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow; 11/04
- Public Gets Involved in Groundwater Act Implementation ... Alyson Aredas; 11/02
- Partnership to Explore Groundwater Recharge on Almond Orchards ... Alysson Aredas; 11/02
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Eric Caine's "The Valley Citizen" Web Site explores the nature, environment, history and politics of the Central Valley of California
Eric Caine is a brilliant and talented writer. He has written many columns for the Modesto Bee and is an English Instructor at Merced Junior College. His insightful and common sense approach to our Valley problems is a welcome breath of fresh air for readers who care about sustaining a quality of life for residents in Merced County and the Central Valley of California.
Between Friends/Entre Amigos is dedicated to providing the families of Merced County with information pertinent to everyday life. Their goal is to promote ideas, family values and pride in the family through information while supporting the business community and local organizations.
California FarmLink works to ensure the future of family farming in California. The future of agricultural production and the viability of productive, diversified, and sustainable farms is far too important to be left to a random process of "marry or inherit". California FarmLink provides a range of services to facilitate a transition from one farmer or landowner to the next generation of farmers.
Connecting our community to local small organic and natural farms and ranches in the Central Valley of California, providing information on local farm news, events, healthy lifestyles, the benefits of organics and the farmers who feed us!
Modesto Bee writer, John Holland, tracks farming news and stories in his informative blog.
One out of every six acres developed in California since the Gold Rush was paved over between 1990 and 2004, concludes a new AFT report, Paving Paradise: A New Perspective on California Farmland Conversion. In all, more than a half million acres were urbanized during this period, almost two-thirds of it agricultural land. Among AFT's other findings: More than 60% of the land developed in the San Joaquin Valley, which accounts for half of California's agricultural production, was farmland of the very best quality. The attached report includes both a database and text that explains and analyzes the data.
18 Different Fact Sheets (1 to 4 pages each) written in layperson terms to help us all better understand aspects of community land use planning.
The Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA) provides educational and business opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers to grow and sell crops grown on two organic farms in Monterey County, California.
From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
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