Agriculture

Ag Warriors partners with AgCareers.com

Ag Warriors
The Ag Warriors Program, launched in 2012 to help veterans in search of ag careers, will be continued by AgCareers.com, an online career site and human resource service provider for agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology.

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Quarantine zone set to combat citrus psyllid

Asian citrus psyllid
The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced today that a portion of Tulare County has been placed under quarantine for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) following the detection of psyllids at three locations in the Porterville area.

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CDFA to discuss hunger at Fresno meeting

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address the issue of hunger in the San Joaquin Valley at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 6 in Fresno.

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Gerawan Farming in mandatory mediation

Gerawan Farming peach harvest
Dan Gerawan, partner with Gerawan Farming, reports that his company is now in mandatory mediation and arbitration regarding union membership.

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Heat causes early almond harvest

Valley almonds early
The California Farm Bureau reports that warm spring and summer weather encouraged almonds to develop early, and farmers have started harvesting this week in the southern San Joaquin Valley.

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Grapes, milk push Tulare County crop value to record

Grape-value-rises
A surge in grape revenue and continued high milk production helped push Tulare County gross crop value to a record $6.2 billion for 2012.

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Food safety awareness stressed at Farm Forum

Val Dolcini and Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli
Speaking at a Farm Forum at Chukchansi Park on Friday, Food safety experts Val Dolcini, executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency, and Bonnie Fernandez-Fenaroli, executive director of the UC Davis Center for Produce Safety, called on Valley farmers to be proactive in order to food safe and avoid bacterial contamination.

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Almond board forecasts lighter almond crop

Valley almonds
The Almond Board of California recently announced an objective forecast of 1.85 billion meat pounds of almonds for the 2013–2014 crop year.

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Simplot moves to new Fresno location

Simplot dairy
Boise-based J.R. Simplot, a major food and agribusiness company, has moved to a new Fresno location in the four-story Tower Office Building in The Village at River Park in northeast Fresno.

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Cheese, milk producers closer to price compromise

There is new movement on a compromise that would increase prices paid for milk used to make cheese in California.Milk industry stakeholders may be closer to ending a bitter battle over the prices dairymen are paid by cheese makers in the state. But they are not there yet, say the processors.

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