Replacing pesticides with barn owls for rodent control was one of several innovations that marked a new appetite for more environmentally sustainable production in California vineyards.
The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the densest metropolitan areas of the country, but roughly 40 percent of the region's total land area is made up of farms and rangelands.
Central Valley temperatures are expected to stick near 110 for the next three days, making life difficult for important crops.
Looking at the North Livermore Valley, it’s easy to forget that three of California’s largest cities lie less than an hour’s drive away. In late winter and early spring, the rural valley’s open pastures, cradled by rolling hills and dotted … Read more
Is commercial agriculture part of Point Reyes National Seashore’s essential character?
California, the top U.S. food-producing state, is ending use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with neurodevelopmental problems and impaired brain function in children.
An ecological history of a massive ranch for sale in the Bay Area.
Fish raised on farms generally eat their ground-up oceanic cousins. A farm in Susanville is trying to change that.
Climate change is upending agriculture and land use in California’s Central Valley
Photographer Jonno Rattman spent a week photographing the Central Valley for Bay Nature’s summer 2019 cover story, “A Time of Reckoning”. He was struck, as he traveled, by the near total absence of people — it was, he says, one … Read more
Should an animal’s intelligence change the way we treat it?