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CDI to close Los Banos cream cheese plant
Declining milk volumes and the high cost of operating the 1925 facility drove CDI’s decision to close the plant and exit the cream cheese and Neufchatel business.

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Study: Farmer input critical in creating water plans
Study: Farmer input critical in creating water plans
A pair of scientists assert California officials and researchers should get more input from farmers as they develop sustainability plans for troubled groundwater basins.
West Coast Cannabis Groups Band Together To Protect Interests
The three associations will share strategies for legalizing marijuana at the federal level.
Alaska, Hawaii attorney generals seek pot business banking
The proposed legislation would provide a safe harbor for banks and other institutions that work with the marijuana industry.
Vandals topple Prunedale beehives, kill 200,000 bees
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and authorities say no arrests have been made.
Once pot friendly Northern California county bans marijuana
A previously pot friendly rural Northern California county has reversed course and banned commercial marijuana farms, paving the way for lawsuits from growers who previously received permits and paid taxes
Western Innovator: Technology puts bacteria to work
Western Innovator: Technology puts bacteria to work
This year the company will expand to the development of microbes that will increase access to other nutrients, such as phosphorus and potassium, in wheat, sorghum and rice.
Study blames pot farms for poisonings of endangered owls
Pot farms use rat poison to keep rodents away from their irrigatdoion systems and crops.
Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17
Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17
Hundreds of rescue workers are slogging through knee-deep ooze and using long poles to probe for bodies as the search drags on for victims of the mudslides that slammed the Southern California town of Montecito
Storm dumps 18 inches of snow, heavy rain in Sierra Nevada
The winter storm that triggered deadly mudslides in California dumped more than a foot of snow and an inch of heavy rain on the Sierra Nevada
Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; search goes on
Most of the deaths occurred in and around Montecito, a wealthy enclave of about 9,000 people northwest of Los Angeles.

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