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  • John Givens recommends plump, vibrant green sugar snaps

    John Givens recommends plump, vibrant green sugar snaps
    GOLETA, Calif. — Five miles west along the coast from Santa Barbara, sugar snap pea plants grown by veteran organic farmer John Givens flourish on a south-facing, frost-free slope, climbing high up the stakes and strings arrayed to support them...
  • Farm bill leaves a sour taste

    Farm bill leaves a sour taste
    The name "Chicago," according to local lore, came from an Indian word meaning "stinky onion." But for decades the city had a different aroma, wafting from an array of candy factories. It was a sweet bonus of urban life. Because of a little-known...
  • Wormseed was once a growing industry in the county [Eagle Archives]

    The economy, jobs creation, and unemployment continue to be in the national and state news these days. Locally, the business and economic climate has changed in the last few years. To be certain, change has been a constant dynamic in the local economy...
  • Huge cockfighting takedown nets 3,000 fighting birds in New York

    The cockfighting industry in New York received a rude wakeup call over the weekend when authorities raided three locations where they arrested nine people on felony charges and freed 3,000 birds in what state officials called one of the largest such...
  • Sustainable Valentine's Day flowers: Your online options are blooming

    Sustainable Valentine's Day flowers: Your online options are blooming
    Once upon a time, purchasing flowers for Valentine's Day meant a trip to the neighborhood florist, where a shopper would pick out a dozen roses to be delivered to a loved one. Several years and multiple startups later, our shopping habits have changed--...
  • Which should come first, healthier chickens or cheaper eggs?

    Which should come first, healthier chickens or cheaper eggs?
    Egg Industry magazine predicted that 2015 will be "the year of the lawsuit" in the U.S. egg industry — and it was referring specifically to California. But the court battles have already begun. On Feb. 3, Missouri filed a federal lawsuit alleging...
  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...
  • Walter Cottle Lester dies at 88; farmer held out as Silicon Valley grew

    Walter Cottle Lester dies at 88; farmer held out as Silicon Valley grew
    Though he lived in a region known worldwide for hyper-enthusiastic, round-the-clock innovating, Walter Cottle Lester wasn't a big fan of change. As Silicon Valley's subdivisions and office buildings surged around the farm his family had started more...
  • Iowa Rep. Steve King lays an egg on the farm bill

    Chickens and eggs have provoked a controversy in Congress over what comes first, interstate commerce rules or state laws. According to Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa (the nation's largest egg-producing state), California's new law requiring...
  • Farmers Markets: Revamped market opens in Glendale

    Farmers Markets: Revamped market opens in Glendale
    The revamped Glendale farmers market launched Jan. 9 in a new location with an expanded and upgraded roster. Founded in 1992, it was formerly on Brand Boulevard, sponsored by the city, and managed by Christopher Nyerges, who also operates a School of...
  • Property of the Week: Washington Farms

    Property of the Week: Washington Farms
    Get a fresh start with a new home at Washington Farms By Margaret DeMarino The ultimate answer to the question What's new? according to realtor Gayle Dennehy of By Carrier is a new home at Washington Farms, a community of single-family houses on the...