agriculture

Drought conditions distinguish Placer County as disaster area

During the past year it has been increasingly difficult for Dan Macon to feed his flock. Farmers like Macon who are struggling after a year of sparse rainfall can soon receive help ...

Placer supes agree to drop agricultural event fee

AUBURN CA - Supervisors have agreed to plans for Placer County to stop charging a $425 fee to process temporary outdoor event permits related to agriculture. But a critic of disco ...

PG&E: Bear River Canal back to normal by early next week

PG&E said Thursday afternoon full flows in the Bear River Canal are expected to be up by early next week after an April 19 canal break near Colfax High School. The company also ce ...

Clamoring for critters - Sales booming for ducklings, chicks, rabbits

Peeps aren’t the only fluffy colorful chicks getting purchased this Easter weekend. Placer County residents are scooping up hatchlings to eat bugs, provide eggs and save a little ...

Slimmed-down Sierra College ag, auto, construction programs back on

Three threatened vocational courses at Sierra College are off the chopping block for now. The Sierra College board approved limited continuation of vocational automotive, agricult ...

Wine ordinance will affect all rural residents

Watch out for this: wine tasting ordinance in rural Placer County. Unsuspecting residents living on private lanes and driveways in Placer County have no idea that a new wine tasti ...

All the trappings of spring: Wildlife services help animals, people coexist

Usually when two males get into a fight over a girl, the Placer County Agriculture Department isn't called to clean up the mess. In the case of wild male skunks sparring over the ...