Agriculture

Tulare Kiwanis to honor Valov as ‘Farmer of the Year’

Jimi ValovThe Kiwanis Club of Tulare will present its 55th Farmer of the Year award to Jimi Valov at a March 25 luncheon at the Heritage Complex in Tulare.

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World Ag Expo impacted by West Coast port slowdown

Marlin Tillaart and Frank Schmidt take a closer look at the Earth Talon.The 48th annual World Ag Expo wrapped up yesterday and by most accounts, this year’s show was a success.

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Drones find applications in ag industry

Despite tight regulations surrounding commercial and private drone usage, one local ag insurance agent has begun offering clients a drone's-eye-view of their farmland and plans to expand his services over the next few months.

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US farmers expected to see 32 percent drop in income in 2015

(AP) — Net income for U.S. farmers is expected to fall by nearly 32 percent this year because of low crop prices and increasing expenses, placing many farmers in an unprofitable situation.

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World Ag Expo kicks off tomorrow in Tulare

Sprouting from humble beginnings into the must-attend event of the year for many in the ag industry, if it's the second week of February, it’s Farm Show time in Tulare.

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Tomato record-breaker forecast for ‘15

Tomatoes are proving to be red gold for Central Valley farmers.

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Milk mutiny? Dairy co-ops seek federal fate

Three major California dairy co-ops have petitioned the federal government to join its milk marketing order.The state’s three largest dairy cooperatives want the federal government to OK major changes to the way California dairymen are paid for their milk.

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USDA report: 2014 grape, peach crops down

California’s 2014 grape crop was down 12 percent from the previous year, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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Sanger man uncorks passion with new winery

Bob Bagdassarian has converted his family’s farm into the Valley’s newest boutique winery, which will hold its grand opening on Feb. 7.Five years ago, Bob Bagdasarian decided to follow his “passion” and do what he loves best — make wine.

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Food Commons Fresno: Matchmaker of produce, people

Local nonprofit Food Commons Fresno has big plans for 2015 as the organization seeks to address the plight of neighborhood food deserts, protect farmland from commercial development and spur economic growth in previously neglected parts of town.

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