Josh Huntsinger

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 ...

Placer County agriculture basks in the spotlight

Coming on the heels of Sacramento’s “Farm to Fork Week” might seem like “PlacerGROWN Week” is riding the coattails of a larger, more established and w ...

New growing season buzz is guarded for Placer’s agricultural industry

  Blossoms are heavy on Placer County’s fruit trees, signaling the start of another growing season. But like any season that depends on weather, there are still plenty ...

Placer County agriculture thrives at 30,000 feet

Local agriculture is in the spotlight as a growing interest in local food inspires people to shop at farmers markets, connect with farmers and grow their own food. A number of Pla ...

Budget crisis impacts agricultural marketing program

Placer County’s agricultural marketing program is in limbo — a victim of the state’s budget crisis. But the county’s Agriculture Department remains optimistic it can be sal ...