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Coronavirus Claims an Unexpected Victim: Florida Vegetables

PALMETTO, Fla. — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy tomatoes were left to wither — unpicked — in farmers' fields. “This is a catastrophe. We haven’t even started to calculate it. It’s going t...
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Gov. Newsom Proposes New Plan for Managing Water

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed a plan on Tuesday that would keep more water in the fragile San Joaquin River Delta while restoring 60,000 acres of habitat for endangered species and generating more tha...
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Trump Thanks Farmers for Backing Him Through China Trade War

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump thanked farmers Sunday for supporting him through a trade war with China as he promoted a new North American trade agreement and a separate one with China that he said will massively benefit farmers. “We did it,” Trump...
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Locals Gear Up to Keep Kings River Water

Just as they did more than two generations ago, Kern County farmers are looking to another Central Valley river to the north to refill their groundwater shortfall. But this time around, natives in the Kings ...