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Low snowpack levels mean tough summer for farmers

Recent storms may have helped the Sierra foothills regain that bright green hue, but members of the Placer County agricultural community say they’re still bracing for a rough ...

The grass is finally getting greener on the other side of the fence

Thanks to February’s rainfall, the rolling hills of Auburn are finally starting to turn an emerald green, signaling the return of fresh grass and grazing opportunities for lo ...

Placer County livestock grazing concerns mount as drought parches grasslands

Placer County foothills grazing lands are the wrong color for this time of year – a wan yellow with patches of red dirt instead of emerging green. And that spells trouble fo ...

Grazing goats take a bite out of fire risk

They’re hardy, they’re hungry and they’re ready to work. PG&E is harnessing the energy of hundreds of goats to clear fire fuels from land bordering Dry Creek ...

Cemetery sheep 'mowers' give Highway 49 drivers something to chew on

An overgrown lot off Highway 49 in Auburn is getting plenty of double-takes from motorists since a herd of sheep moved in and started chewing away Tuesday. The 25 sheep and one gua ...

Auburn farmer Dan Macon honored for commitment to ag

Auburn farmer Dan Macon’s commitment to small-scale and family agriculture is being recognized with a statewide award. The University of California Small Farm Program will prese ...