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  • Backbreaking work props up 'sustainable' crops

    California farmworkers fight for stricter regulations on hand weeding, only to find themselves at odds with organic farmers.

  • Book note: Valley of Shadows and Dreams

    Book note: Valley of Shadows and Dreams

    Melanie Light's thoughtful essays, accompanied by the evocative black-and-white photographs of her husband, Ken Light, portray a dark and yet hauntingly beautiful California in Valley of Shadows and Dreams.

  • Finding hope in a new land

    Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America is the story of Rose Castillo Guilbault’s childhood journey from Mexico’s Sonoran Desert to a new life in California’s Salinas Valley

  • No room for democracy on California farms

    In The Conquest of Bread, Richard Walker takes a sweeping, skeptical look at the history of agriculture in California

  • Oil and Water Don't Mix with California Agriculture

    Oil and Water Don't Mix with California Agriculture

    In Kern County, Calif., the oil industry shares land and water with fruit-growers and farmers -- not always comfortably.

  • The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide

    The fight over a much-needed pesticide: methyl iodide

    California places tough restrictions on the pesticide methyl iodide, but opponents believe that's not enough to protect workers and the environment.

  • Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars

    Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars

    Environmentalists and fishermen have panned past versions of Gov. Jerry Brown's new proposal for water export tunnels, but it might actually help endangered fish.

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