Spade & Plow organic farm in Gilroy was among the first 12 participants in the County of Santa Clara's new Agricultural Resilience Incentive Grant Program, which provided the owners with $25,500 to use on agricultural practices that improve soil health and ease climate change.
Santa Clara County is one of nearly a dozen California counties taking part in the project, which provides financial incentives to CalFresh Food recipients to purchase healthy food.
Everest, a 2-year-old black lab, and her handler, Jana Labrucherie, are helping to protect California's multibillion-dollar agriculture industry by intercepting shipments of mangoes, guava and other fruit containing non-native insects and pests.
The County of Santa Clara 2022 Crop Report shows the value of the county’s agricultural products rose last year to $359 million, more than a third of which came from nursery crops and mushrooms
Agrihood, located in the city of Santa Clara, provides low-income seniors with nutritious produce through an on-site farm and will offer programs such as farmers markets and gardening lessons on its 1.5 acres of open space.
A 112-square-mile area that includes the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale and parts of seven other cities will remain under quarantine into 2024 as state authorities work to eliminate the invasive pest.
Treatment will begin on Saturday, Aug. 26, in parts of Cupertino, San José, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, as agriculture officials remind the public not to bring fruits or vegetables into California that could contain the exotic pest.
More mushrooms are grown in Santa Clara County than almost anywhere else in the country. So, when you see a mushroom in your local grocery store or on your pizza, there’s a good chance it was grown in the area once known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight.
The Santa Clara County Superior Court has issued an order requiring that a local construction company immediately cease dumping hazardous and corrosive construction waste on protected agricultural land in rural Almaden Valley.