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  • L.A. Unified offers lifeline to farmers with healthful eating program

    L.A. Unified offers lifeline to farmers with healthful eating program
    Down a dusty road surrounded by orange trees and the rolling hills of Redlands, the farmer in a battered straw hat and worn jeans worked his land, just as his father and grandfather and great-grandfather did before him. Bob Knight remembers pulling...
  • Huge cockfighting takedown nets 3,000 fighting birds in New York

    Huge cockfighting takedown nets 3,000 fighting birds in New York
    The cockfighting industry in New York received a rude wakeup call over the weekend when authorities raided three locations where they arrested nine people on felony charges and freed 3,000 birds in what state officials called one of the largest such...
  • Sustainable Valentine's Day flowers: Your online options are blooming

    Sustainable Valentine's Day flowers: Your online options are blooming
    Once upon a time, purchasing flowers for Valentine's Day meant a trip to the neighborhood florist, where a shopper would pick out a dozen roses to be delivered to a loved one. Several years and multiple startups later, our shopping habits have changed--...
  • Which should come first, healthier chickens or cheaper eggs?

    Which should come first, healthier chickens or cheaper eggs?
    Egg Industry magazine predicted that 2015 will be "the year of the lawsuit" in the U.S. egg industry — and it was referring specifically to California. But the court battles have already begun. On Feb. 3, Missouri filed a federal lawsuit alleging...
  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...
  • Walter Cottle Lester dies at 88; farmer held out as Silicon Valley grew

    Walter Cottle Lester dies at 88; farmer held out as Silicon Valley grew
    Though he lived in a region known worldwide for hyper-enthusiastic, round-the-clock innovating, Walter Cottle Lester wasn't a big fan of change. As Silicon Valley's subdivisions and office buildings surged around the farm his family had started more...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King lays an egg on the farm bill

     Iowa Rep. Steve King lays an egg on the farm bill
    Chickens and eggs have provoked a controversy in Congress over what comes first, interstate commerce rules or state laws. According to Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa (the nation's largest egg-producing state), California's new law requiring...
  • Farmers Markets: Revamped market opens in Glendale

    Farmers Markets: Revamped market opens in Glendale
    The revamped Glendale farmers market launched Jan. 9 in a new location with an expanded and upgraded roster. Founded in 1992, it was formerly on Brand Boulevard, sponsored by the city, and managed by Christopher Nyerges, who also operates a School of...
  • In Northern Spain, linger in La Rioja

    In Northern Spain, linger in La Rioja
    HARO, Spain — Given the hours spent oozing along roads in L.A., you’d think my ideal vacation would not include driving. Zooming around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? Dodging Fiats and Ferraris in Rome? Not for me. But tooling down...
  • Farm bill compromise protects California's egg law

    WASHINGTON — California's egg law survived a congressional effort to scramble it as key lawmakers from both parties announced an agreement Monday on a multiyear farm bill. That means beginning next year, all eggs sold in California will have...
  • Here are 5 tip-offs that can help you avoid farmers market cheaters

    Here are 5 tip-offs that can help you avoid farmers market cheaters
    Deputy director Ed Williams of the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner’s office is training his inspectors to recognize signs that a farm may not have actually grown an item that it is selling at a certified farmers market, which is a...