Agriculture

FID to delay south district water deliveries

Kings River. Water supplies declineWith the Kings River’s 2013 water supply outlook quickly deteriorating, Fresno Irrigation District board members have decided to delay water deliveries to southern portions of the Fresno Irrigation District by another 15 days.

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Selma packer forms partnership to boost year-round produce

Sunnyside Packing blue lake beansSelma’s Sunnyside Packing Company and Nogales, Ariz.-based Ciruli Brothers LLC have joined forces in a sales and marketing partnership that the partners say will be the most integrated, year-round, grower-shipper-packer operation in the western United States.

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UFW leader to visit Fresno State for César Chávez Day

United Farm Workers National Vice President Armando ElenesFresno State will celebrate César Chávez Day on April 4 as Armando Elenes, vice president for the United Farm Workers union, helps honor the late labor leader's legacy.

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Assemi to farm Running Horse property

Two Central Valley-based farming companies announced the purchase of 360 acres of land in Southwest Fresno, including land that was part of the failed Running Horse golf course and residential development.

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Sequestration halts milk production reports

Automatic budget cuts under sequestration have prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to suspend milk production reports that serve as an important source of production, disposition and income information for an already struggling dairy industry.

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Kings Co. Farm Bureau appoints new leader

The Kings County Farm Bureau's new executive director Diane Friend.The Kings County Farm Bureau appointed Diane Friend, the daughter of a longtime area farming family, as its new executive director.

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Fresno Grizzlies schedule Farm Forums

Fresno Grizzlies logoThe Fresno Grizzlies will begin a series of Farm Forums by welcoming former United States Representative from the 19th Congressional District George Radanovich at 5:30 p.m. on May 3.

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Fresno Madera Farm Credit distributes $5.5M to customers

Fresno Madera Farm Credit announced a total patronage distribution of $5.5 million to its customers—the first in the organization’s 96-year history.

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Westlands water further slashed

Irrigation water reducedWestlands Water District warns that local communities will face more than $1 billion in lost economic activity following a Bureau of Reclamation announcement that water allocations will be cut further.

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FID will stagger farm water deliveries

The Fresno Irrigation District will stagger water deliveries that begin on April 1 in an effort to better manage limited water supplies for the upcoming farming season.

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