Salinas Valley

Farmworker (AP Photo)

Robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, refrigerator-sized contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley tinkered with the software on […]

07/14/2013

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT

EPA: Calif. failed to spend $455M on water projects

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California has failed to spend $455 million of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state, while thousands of people rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants.

04/19/2013

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT

Feds auction prime Calif. land for oil development

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The federal government auctioned off nearly 18,000 acres of oil leases on prime public lands in Central California, home to prized vineyards, several endangered species and one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country.

12/12/2012

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