Agriculture

Fresno State event will honor six Valley women

The 19th annual Common Threads luncheon will recognize six San Joaquin Valley women for their agricultural, philanthropic and community service.

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Processors adopt radio frequency tech for safer food

Sran Family Orchards of Kerman farms organic almonds and just opened a new processing plant. Sran recently purchased two, 125-foot-long APEX System pasteurizers and is in the process of installing them this month.A Sacramento company wants to change the way farmers ensure food safety.

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USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies

(AP) — The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash.

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Setton Farms announces non-GMO verification

Tulare County pistachio processor Setton Farms announced that three of its products have been officially verified as non-genetically modified organisms.

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Land O’Lakes to donate 20 tons of mac & cheese

Land O’Lakes, Inc. will donate 40,000 pounds of Land O’Lakes brand Macaroni & Cheese to FoodLink for Tulare County, Inc. as part of the dairy co-op’s First Run program.

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USDA report: Valencia orange crop well below five-year average

The March 2014-15 Valencia orange crop forecast is 20 million cartons, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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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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