Agriculture

Wine celebrated on Sunday

Chardonay at Celebration
A Celebration of Wine will be held June 2 at Rancho Vista del Rio, just north of Fresno on the San Joaquin River.

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State's processed tomato production climbs

Harvesting processed tomatoes
As of May 24, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 13.1 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2013.

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Raisin committee to fill vacant position

The Raisin Administrative Committee will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. June 7 at 2445 Capital St., Suite 200 in Fresno to receive nominations for a District 3 independent producer member.

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Almond trees stolen in Tulare County

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department Agricultural Crimes Unit is investigating the theft of 796 newly planted almond trees from a grove in the area of Avenue 384 and road 172 in Tulare County.

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Sun Pacific acquires Cuties' trademark

Pom WonderfulParamount Citrus of Delano has announced the acquisition of the Cuties trademark by Sun Pacific as part of a strategic move by Paramount and Wonderful Brands to develop its own mandarin brand name and oversee all facets of the production, sale and marketing for most of California’s mandarins.

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Fertilizer maker, 10 jobs coming to Fresno County

Canadian firm Nutri Ag Limited plans to open an inorganic fertilizer manufacturing operation in the community of Biola west of Fresno, creating 10 new jobs.

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Bureau cuts Friant water allocations further

Friant LakeAfter reviewing the manual snow survey data from the California Department of Water Resources that was provided the week of May 6, the Bureau of Reclamation has determined that because of persistent dry conditions, an additional 5 percent reduction to the Friant Division allocation is necessary.

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Fresno Grizzlies holds first Farm Forum

George RadanovichThe Fresno Grizzlies held its first Farm Forum, a presentation of its Farm Grown program, Friday and a familiar face -- that of former Mayor Alan Autry -- served as host.

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Tulare Co. Farm Bureau to honor ag community

Several individuals will be recognized for their contributions to agriculture when the Tulare County Farm Bureau holds its annual awards dinner on May 8.

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Final survey finds Sierra snowpack at 17% of normal

Officials with the Department of Water Resources conduct a Sierra snowpack survey in this file photo.The last state survey of Sierra snowpack for the season confirms what most folks already know — its going to be a dry summer.

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