Farms, the Environment, and the Future of Water

In the middle of July, I was surprised to find myself trudging through a couple feet of snow while hiking south of Lake Tahoe. It was a striking contrast to the long walks I took on the dry lakebed of Folsom Re...
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Valley Democrats Declare War on Invasive Swamp Rats

Rep. Josh Harder of Turlock put on waders and traipsed through the water in search of swamp rats recently. The goal: Publicizing a bill that he and three other California Democrats have introduced targeting ...
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Farmers Don’t Need to Read the Science. We Are Living It.

The New York Times Subscription FIREBAUGH, Calif. — Many farmers probably haven’t read the new report from the United Nations warning of threats to the global food supply from climate change and land misuse. But we don’t need to read the science — ...
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Biden Attacks Trump on Trade as Both Come to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrat Joe Biden is assailing President Donald Trump on trade and broadly branding him as "existential threat to America" in a preview of what the country might expect if he prevails in his...
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AP NewsBreak: US Plans to Lift Protections for Gray Wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move certain to re-ignite the legal battle over a predator that's rebounding in some regions and running into conflicts with farmers and ranchers, ...