Agriculture

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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APNewsBreak: California unveils strictest rules on pesticide 


It will cost the state's strawberry growers an estimated $20 million to buy upgraded tarps to cover their crops to comply with new standards for the use of a certain pesticde in California.(AP) — California farmers now must abide by the nation's strictest rules for a widely used pesticide in a change designed to protect farmworkers and people who live and work near agricultural fields but is likely to raise prices on produce.

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Olive growers group seeks committee nominations

The California Olive Committee (COC) is seeking nominees to serve as producer members and alternate members for the upcoming term.

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Deal may end long dispute over contaminated land

(AP) — A California water district that is the country's largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.

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California citrus avoids damaging cold

(AP) — Citrus growers in California's San Joaquin Valley say potentially damaging cold failed to materialize overnight.

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