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The cold temperatures that pistachio trees need to bloom on time are becoming more scarce as winters get warmer. Lauren Sommer/NPR hide caption

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As Warm Winters Mess With Nut Trees' Sex Lives, Farmers Help Them 'Netflix And Chill'

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One of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif., seen in 2017. The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it will pull federal funding from the multibillion-dollar project. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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New Chinese tariffs will raise the price of many American crops, including almonds and other nuts. PM Images/Getty Images hide caption

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What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers

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Five 2,500-gallon water tanks wait to be unloaded at the nonprofit Self-Help Enterprises near Visalia, Calif. So far about 140 tanks have been distributed to homes, but at least 1,000 more are needed in Tulare County alone. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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California's Driest Region Finds Short-Term Drought Aid

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Rudy Mussi's family has farmed in the Sacramento Delta region for nearly a century. Mussi worries that more water transfers will deplete the fragile Delta ecosystem and wipe out family farms like his. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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California's War Over Water Has Farmer Fighting Farmer

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Not all cows get to spend their days with soft green grass under hoof. For many, the picture isn't so pretty, according to the book Farmageddon. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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