Agriculture

Nominations being accepted for ag awards

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Agriculturalist of the Year Award.

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Study: Mexico’s farm labor supply drying up

A decline in farm workers from Mexico has some Fresno-area farmers investing in automated harvesters and planting crops that are less labor intensive, such as almonds.

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Recalled fruit shipped to Costco, Trader Joe's

(AP) — Wawona Packing Co. is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

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Global specialty crop training offered

A six-session CalAgX crop export training program will be offered starting with session 1 at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Center for International Trade Development, State Center Community College District at 390 W. Fir Ave. Suite 308 in Clovis.

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Fresno County slips behind Tulare in crop value

Almond tree in Fresno County.
A just-approved Fresno County crop report shows that although the county’s farmers made gains in almond production, overall gross crop value dropped by 2.2 percent to $6.4 billion in 2013.

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California drought threatens to dry up farm wells

(AP) — Researchers say farmers in pockets of California hardest hit by the drought could begin to see wells run dry next year.

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Fresno State Grape Day set for Aug. 5

Fresno State Grape Day will be from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 5, featuring keynote speaker Jamal Rayyis, a U.S. correspondent and wine critic.

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Karr elected president of Ag One Foundation

Jason Karr, salesman at Derco Foods in Fresno, has been elected president of the Ag One Foundation at Fresno State.

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Tulare County grows record $7.8B crop in 2013

Despite drought conditions, Tulare County farmers had a bountiful crop year in 2013, boosting production and produce variety and taking in a record $7.8 billion in gross value.

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Family opens farm stand in Madera

Chase and Justin Wylie.
A big red barn along Avenue 12 west of Highway 41 in Madera is actually a new farm stand, opened by the Wylie farming family.

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