| May 2, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Although honeybee loss slowed last year, it remains at dangerously high levels, according to a new federal report that concluded there was no single remedy for the colony collapse that has hit America’s hard-working crop pollinators.
| May 3, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The battle over the opening of the nation’s first domestic horse slaughterhouse since a government ban six years ago has ramped up as a company in Roswell, N.M., moves closer to reinstituting the practice.
Activists throughout the West say they...
| Aug 17, 2012
LOMPOC, Calif. — A new beef vendor at the Santa Monica farmers market, Rancho San Julian is very likely the oldest continuously operated family farm in California, dating to 1816, when José de la Guerra began to raise meat for the presidio at...
| Dec 21, 2012
Mandarins at their best are the noblest of citrus, with intense, complex aromatics and fascinating varietal identities. Two clementine-tangelo crosses prized for their rich flavor, Page and Lee, are now in peak season and well worth searching out. Page...
| Oct 12, 2012
REEDLEY, Calif. -- Raisins are the neglected icon of California agriculture, perceived as an old-fashioned industrial commodity, devoid of seasonal sizzle. At farmers markets, however, it's well worth searching out special varieties, freshly harvested and...
| Jun 8, 2012
Amid the seasonal abundance of apricots, cherries, peaches and Boysenberries, it is hard to imagine that a citrus juice would become an object of craving, but few shoppers have any idea just how sweet and flavorful late-harvest Kinnow mandarins can be....
| Jan 11, 2013
DE LUZ — High on a hill overlooking an idyllic vista of citrus, avocados and chaparral, Bill Vogel spied a tree loaded with an unexpected bounty and started to holler.
"Holy moly, look at all these starfruit," he said, cradling a cluster of...
| Mar 29, 2013
As certified farmers markets have proliferated in California over the past decade, it has become clear that many of their managers lack crucial knowledge of their responsibilities. In response to this problem, veteran managers and the California...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:53 PM
"Marijuana trafficking organizations seek to turn our nation’s parks and public lands into their own drug havens,” said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:43 PM
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has launched an inquiry into the campaign finances of Montebello Councilman Jack Hadjinian. Prosecutors said they’re looking at possible wrongdoing related to campaign contributions, but warned there...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:23 PM
A Hanford meat processing plant was shut down after federal agriculture investigators received a video allegedly showing cows being shocked and shot....