It’s harvest time in much of California, and the signs of drought are almost as abundant as the fruits and nuts and vegetables.

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation Sunday that would have changed procedures in farm labor disputes to make it harder for California farmers to stall new contracts.

Farmers and ranchers forced to sell livestock due to the drought have an extended period of time to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the sales, the Internal Revenue Service ).

A federal court has rejected the potentially far-reaching claims of Florida tomato growers who say they lost business because of Food and Drug Administration warnings.

Sacramento City Unified School District students are learning how to utilize aquaponics to produce plants, fruit and vegetables in an urban garden at Luther Burbank High School as a component of the Summer of Service program.

If you’re wondering whether the world’s crop science companies are listening to consumer demand for sustainable farming, look no farther than West Sacramento, where Bayer CropScience is investing $80 million toward developing products to naturally combat pests and diseases.

From Valley View Acres, it all seems so peaceful, even the sprawl. This neighborhood is a thumb-shaped plot of ranches and small farms at the northern reaches of the city. It’s also the only place in this city of nearly a half-million people where you can keep livestock and run a farm.



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