Agriculture

Gerawan worker sues for say in UFW representation

Lupe Garcia, on behalf of his fellow Gerawan Farming Company employees, filed a lawsuit against the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board to intervene in the mediation between Gerawan Farming and the United Farm Workers.

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Hong Kong delegates tour Fresno companies

A delegation of 14 business leaders from Hong Kong were touring Fresno area food processing plants today to explore trade opportunities with the U.S.

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Dairy discussion planned for Chukchansi Farm Forum

Farm Forum set for Friday
The guest speaker panel for the third Chukchansi Park Farm Forum June 14 will include representatives from the National Dairy Board, California Dairies Inc. and Maddox Dairy.

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Paramount Citrus goes from Cuties to Wonderful Halos

Wonderful HalosDelano-based Paramount Citrus has launched a new premium California mandarin brand called Wonderful Halos and plans to spend $100 million over the next five years as part of an integrated, national campaign to market the "pure goodness" and sweet taste of the seedless easy-peel fruit.

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Local raisin farmers win new day in court

(AP) — The Supreme Court is giving California raisin producers a new day in court to object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the market.

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Selma seminar to explain fertilizer irrigation

Fertigation is the process of delivering fertilizer to crops through irrigation systems.Farmers will learn a better way to deliver fertilizer to their crops during a seminar being held in Selma June 13.

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No surface water for Tulare ID farmers this year

The Tulare Irrigation District will receive zero surface water this year.The driest January through April in California history has delivered a knockout punch for water deliveries in the 70,000-acre Tulare Irrigation District.

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Kings County '12 crop value falls slightly to $2.2B

Kings County reported $2.2 billion in gross farm receipts last year, down slightly from '11.Kings County's crop values for 2012 totaled more than $2.2 billion, down 0.2 percent from 2011, or $4.5 million less.

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Curly top virus hurts Fresno County tomato crop

Curly Top Virus
Curly top virus, a vegetable disease that causes tomato leaves to curl and wither, has hit the western Fresno County processed tomato crop, reducing or wiping out tomato production in some fields.

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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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