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USDA Invests More Than $1 Billion to Improve Health Care in Rural Areas

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on November 17, 2017, that USDA provided more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities in 41 states.
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 Spotlight: Festivals and Events in Central California, November 2017

National Parks Free Admission Day

Celebrating Veterans Day Weekend with National Parks Free Admission Day
Time & Dates: Starts: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Ends: Sunday, November 12, 2017
All Day in all National Parks. Find more festivals & events here.

California cantaloupesInnovation Helps Vegetable Farmers Maintain Markets

From seeds to planting machines to cold storage, Salinas Valley farmers are working on ways to yield better results, and racing the calendar as they do so.
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Avocado Growers Face Obstacles But Harvest More Fruit.

Harvesting the California avocado crop and moving the fruit to market has become increasingly difficult, growers say, citing challenges of soaring water, land and labor costs. Add the twists and turns of variables such as import competition, market price fluctuations, weather and pests, and it's been a real roller coaster ride to the packinghouse, they say.
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California onions

Light & Delicious Homemade French Onion Soup

Onion is a popular edible bulb around the world. Onions are used in many cuisines all year round. Many recipes call for chopped onion, fried onion, and sautéed onion. Many people also like them raw in salad and sandwiches. French Onion soup is popular all year round, too. Let’s try a light version of French Onion Soup.
Recipe can be found here.

Weather Speeds Winter Vegetable Harvest

California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

“The vast majority of California’s 2017 wine grape harvest was unaffected by the wildfires and the vintage promises to be of excellent quality,” said Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, president and CEO of Wine.
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California Making Progress Containing Wildfires

Evacuees from a number of counties in California have been allowed to return home as fire fighters say they've turned a corner in containing blazes that have devastated the state.
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Oroville Dam: Evacuation Order Disrupts Farming in Affected Area

Oroville Dam, California

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California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016

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California wine has earned a highly respectable reputation among wine connoisseurs around the world. On February 14, 2017, the Wine Institute issued the following report on California wine’s new record in export markets.
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Reason #379 Why We Love Central California: Exploring the Sierra Foothills on a California Wines Road Trip

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In the heart of California’s storied Gold Country, the Sierra Foothills wine region includes Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Tuolumne and Yuba counties, known for their rich history and rich red wines. Here, visitors can enjoy pairing glasses of local Zinfandel or Syrah with some of California’s most breathtaking scenery including famous attractions like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America.
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almond flowers in Central CaliforniaSwollen Streams Continue to Flood Farmland

Even though the calendar turned to spring more than three weeks ago, the impact of winter storms lingers in California orchards, vineyards and farmland near the state's swollen streams.
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Mariposa County, California

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 -- Mariposa Theater Alliance Presents The Story

The Mariposa County Arts Council’s Mariposa Theatre Alliance presents a live theatrical piece titled The Story, written and directed by Les Marsden.
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Tuolumne County

hard squashesColumbia Farmory

Year-round, indoor farmers' market open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Location: 10800 Airport Rd., Columbia, CA 95310
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Fruit of Central California

California peaches

All Forms of Fruits, Vegetables Can Be Healthy Snacks

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Farming in Central California

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Nut Prices Carry Big Influence on Farmland Values

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

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Things to Do

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Featuring April 2017 Outdoor Activities, Morro Bay, California

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From Farms to Kitchen

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Farms to Tables: Fresh Asparagus Soup with Coconut Milk

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Ag News

almond flowers in Central California

Swollen Streams Continue to Flood Farmland

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Yosemite National Park

Tioga Road, Yesomite National Park

Updates on Repairing Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park

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Ag News

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National Parks, Central California

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Out of the Campsite and onto the Road: One Bear’s Struggle to Survive Alongside Park Visitors

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Outdoors

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Spotlight: Summer Events in Central California, June 2017

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California Ag

California cherries

Ag News: Cherry Growers Report Encouraging Start

California Wine

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Great Ways to Experience California Wine Country in Summer 2017: Winery Concerts, Festivals, Picnics and More

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