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On last day of summer, snow falling in the Sierra Nevada
Several inches of snow were expected at elevations of at least 6,000 feet in the northern Sierra.

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Stormy blossom leads to smaller navel orange crop
Stormy blossom leads to smaller navel orange crop
Growers are expected to harvest 70 million cartons this season, down from the 75 million produced in the 2016-17 season, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s future remains cloudy
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument’s future remains cloudy
A leaked Trump administration report doesn’t contain many specifics regarding changes to Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
More water bonds may be put before California voters in 2018
More water bonds may be put before California voters in 2018
Initiatives slated for the June and November 2018 ballots would propose a combined $12.4 billion in water and parks bonds, including a former Natural Resources Agency official’s $8.9 billion proposal for such projects as repairs to the Friant-Kern...
US senators call for lower tariffs on pecan exports to India
Several U.S. senators are urging federal trade officials to take action to lower tariffs on pecan exports to India in hopes of helping growers in a number of pecan-producing states
Raisin producers assessing damage from rain during harvest
Raisin producers assessing damage from rain during harvest
Growers were already expecting a smaller crop this year before thunderstorms dropped as much as a half-inch of rain in some vineyards just as grapes were drying on the ground.
NewsBreak: Millions of Californians on hook for water plan
state and local promoters of the tunnels now contend that dozens of local water agencies representing millions of Californians are obligated to help foot the bill.
California bill protecting immigrants nears vote
California lawmakers are preparing to vote on a "sanctuary state" bill that would expand protections for people living in the country illegally who come into contact with law enforcement
Walnut growers set to harvest smaller crop
Walnut growers set to harvest smaller crop
The anticipated 650,000-ton walnut crop in California is 5 percent smaller than last year’s, but the smaller nut set has led to larger sizes, according to a government report.
Mondavi part of class of inductees in SJ County Ag Hall of Fame
Now in its 33rd year, the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce-sponsored hall honors people who have contributed to agriculture and to their community in significant ways.
Vintners scramble to protect grapes from heat amid harvest
Vintners scramble to protect grapes from heat amid harvest
Triple-digit temperatures in California’s prime wine-producing regions have prompted vineyard owners to step up irrigation and pick some grapes more quickly.

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