Articles Tagged With ‘Farming’




California growers trying to replace diminishing farm workers with robots

Faced with a shrinking population of immigrant farm workers, California growers are racing to adopt technological innovations that will mechanically pick crops. [LA Times] Over much of the past decade, Mexican immigrants have been returning... (Continue reading)

Drought challenges mounting for California farmers

California farmers are leaving hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted and are spending million of dollars to access water during the ongoing drought. But, California growers are still reluctant to raise fruit and vegetable prices... (Continue reading)

Nitrate contamination widespread on Central Coast farms

Thousands of farm owners up and down the Central Coast have wells that have been affected by nitrates due to heavy fertilizer use. [Mercury News] Scientists believe that fertilizers are the leading cause of nitrate... (Continue reading)

Paso police bust suspected pot grower

Paso Robles police arrested a man in connection with an alleged marijuana sales and cultivation operation. Shaun Michael Sweetin was taken into custody Jan. 7, following a search of his home at 813 Oxen in... (Continue reading)