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California Citrus Groves Drying Up

Citrus growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley are in "survival mode" as they’re entering another year without water. Many farmers in the on the east side of the San Joaquin Valley (known to some ... read more

California farmers and scientists race to combat a citrus disease infecting trees

The world’s most insidious citrus disease invaded Florida in 2005, wreaking havoc on its iconic groves with stunning speed ... commonly known as citrus greening — was discovered in California. It ... read more

Patrick Printy Designed This California Home to Bring the Great Outdoors Into Every Room

They’re the tallest olive trees you’ve ever seen,” says designer Patrick Printy of the 1850s olive grove that inspired the interior of his client’s Sonoma, California, home. Table, RH, Restoration ... read more

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We're Exploring LA County's 88 Cities. Here's Your Guide To La Verne

Orange groves used to sweep across the ... Budding orange trees at the La Verne Cooperative Citrus Association, ca.1920. (USC Libraries and California Historical Society) Nowadays, La Verne ... read more

Insect could threaten California orange groves

The discovery of three insects, each the size of a chocolate sprinkle, has set off a wave of fear among California ... destructive to citrus groves. HLB-infected trees produce bitter, misshapen fruit ... read more

Rain in California causes citrus harvest delays

Much hoped for rain in Visalia, California, is having a slightly negative effect ... and wait for the rain to stop and the citrus groves to dry out enough that they could get back to work harvesting. ... read more

California citrus harvest brisk after recent rains

Recent heavy rainfalls notwithstanding, California citrus grower-shippers say their ... That should set up a nice period of springtime harvest activity, as conditions continue to dry out and ... read more

A year into Trump’s trade turmoil, an iconic California industry struggles to resist

(Photo: Ian Darling/CALmatters) The old joke about the California lieutenant governor’s office has been that its occupant’s main duty is to wake up in the morning ... and past president of California ... read more

California citrus farmers pull up trees, dig reservoirs to survive drought

California leads the nation in production of fruits and vegetables, its nearly 80,000 farms and ranches taking in total revenues of $46.4 billion in 2013, state data show. But the relatively dry parts ... read more

California Citrus Harvest Stalled By Rainfall

California citrus is a nearly $3-billion ... muddy farm workers can't operate heavy equipment in the groves. And citrus can't be picked while it's wet. “We've had fruit in the packing houses up until ... read more

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