• First-ever water cuts declared for Colorado River in historic drought

    (CNN) — The federal government on Monday declared a water shortage on the Colorado River for the first time, triggering mandatory water consumption cuts for states in the Southwest, as climate change-fueled drought pushes the level in Lake Mead to unprecedented lows. Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the US by volume, has drained at an alarming rate this […]

  • USDA Announcement Expected to Help Dairy Farmers

    As dairy farmers across the country worry about demand dwindling, there is a sign of help from the USDA. The USDA will be providing guidance to help farmers who are taking an economic hit. NBC Palm Springs spoke to Congressman Raul Ruiz who broke the news Thursday morning. In the next couple of days, the […]

  • House votes to provide a pathway to citizenship for thousands of undocumented farmworkers

    The House passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would grant legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers. While previous legislative efforts seeking to legalize a larger number of undocumented immigrants have failed, Wednesday’s vote is significant both for what it tries to achieve and for the Republican support it received. The bill passed with a […]

  • FDA Confirms California as Source of E. Coli Outbreak

    The FDA released new information Monday on the romaine lettuce E. Coli outbreak across the country. Forty-three people have been sickened in 12 states and 22 cases have been reported in Canada. The report shows the outbreak comes from areas of California that grow romaine lettuce over the summer months including the central coast growing […]

  • Man Accused of Stealing 800 Pounds of Lemons From Coachella Valley Farm

    Sheriff’s investigators looking into a string of recent agriculture thefts in farming communities arrested a Los Angeles man Friday for allegedly stealing 800 pounds of lemons from an Eastern Coachella Valley farm. Dionicio Fierros, 69, was found with the lemon haul inside his vehicle, which deputies stopped around 9:45 a.m. near the intersection of Grapefruit […]

  • Farmer Speaks Out After Thieves Steal His Dates

    Thermal, CA Agricultural theft is spiking in the east valley. Now a date farmer is speaking out after thieves got away with about two thousand pounds worth of product. "It’s become a burden for farmers who spend an entire year trying to grow this crop and harvest it and then in the middle of the night […]

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