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California pot rules open way for potentially larger fields
The state has been trying to determine what should be the appropriate size limit on cannabis farms, but regulations issued Thursday did not include that language.

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Recreational marijuana rules rile pot-friendly San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market...

California wineries assess wildfires’ long-term effects
Of the 1,200 wineries in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino, about 10 were destroyed or heavily damaged.
Western Innovator: Farming with Mother Nature
Western Innovator: Farming with Mother Nature
Root Down Farm raises heritage livestock and poultry certified through Animal Welfare Approved, a program with rigorous animal welfare and environmental sustainability standards.
BLM hosts sage grouse meetings in Utah Tues, Wed, Thurs
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is hosting three public meetings in Utah this week to gather input on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plans to reassess sage grouse management policies adopted under the Obama administration
Entrepreneurs encourage others to find a need in ag and meet it
Entrepreneurs encourage others to find a need in ag and meet it
Representatives of start-up companies helped by Western Growers’ new Center for Innovation and Technology encouraged other would-be start-ups to find their own niche.
Reopening The Sage Grouse Debate Has Ranchers, Conservationists Weighing Risk And Reward
Many in Oregon are worried that any roll back of the sage grouse plans could land the bird on the endangered species list.
PG&E says someone else’s wires may have started deadly blaze
California's largest utility says the deadliest of last month's wildfires may have been started by electrical equipment not owned or installed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Husband-wife team uses hawks to scare off ‘pest’ birds in LA
Husband-wife team uses hawks to scare off ‘pest’ birds in LA
Alyssa and Mike Bordonaro are used to double-takes when they use trained hawks to scare off pest birds like pigeons and seagulls in downtown Los Angeles and other Southern California locations
Clearing ruins launches new phase in California fire cleanup
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors began the work this week in flattened, blackened blocks of Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood.
CDFA’s Ross says ag should focus more on workforce development
CDFA’s Ross says ag should focus more on workforce development
California Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross discussed the state’s lingering farm labor shortage in a question-and-answer session at a growers’ conference.

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