• Officials Plan For California Water Crisis

    As drought conditions continue to intensify across California and a majority of the western part of the United States, experts explain what the state is doing in response and what ripple effects to expect down the road. “It reduces the size of their crops, it reduces the size of their herds, if they’re a rancher, […]

  • Farmworkers Continue Labor In Extreme Conditions

    Recent photos and videos on social media showing the tough conditions farmworkers are facing as fires continue to burn in northern California are receiving a lot of attention. NBC Palm Springs spoke to local leaders on this front to see what conditions farmworkers are up against not only during extreme fire conditions but all days […]

  • 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 […]

  • Local Farmers Protect Crops From Freeze Warning

    The Coachella Valley was under a freeze warning that ended this Thursday morning. Temperatures dipped below 30 degrees in the Eastern side of the valley. Arthur Futterman, a longtime local farmer, said it got to 29.7 degrees.  The chilly temperatures can be devastating for local farmers like the Futtermans. “We grow 37 varieties of dates and […]

  • Dozens of Farmers Continue to Harvest Despite Proximity of Fires

    Farmworkers in Oxnard and Camarillo have continued on, despite the devastating effects of the fires in Southern California. Even though the fires loom close, and toxicity is left in the wake of the Woolsey Fire that devastated Los Angeles and Ventura counties, dozens of farmers continued their work in the fields. Last Friday was the […]

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