Agriculture

Four directors elected to Almond Board

Four new directors have been elected to the Modesto-based Almond Board of California.

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Snowboarder Jeremy Jones joins pistachio team

Jeremy Jones snowboarderProfessional snowboarder Jeremy Jones has joined the Fresno-based American Pistachio Growers athletic ambassador team, claiming American-grown pistachios as his official snack.

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Fewer bees in US a threat to world's almond supply

Almond bloom is underway while bee supplies are low.(AP) — In an almond orchard in California's Central Valley, bee inspector Neil Trent pried open a buzzing hive and pulled out a frame to see if it was at least two-thirds covered with bees.

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Dry weather delays FID water delivery plans

Kings RiverFor a second consecutive year, dry winter conditions have prompted the Fresno Irrigation District Board to delay a decision on when to begin the district’s water delivery service to farmers.

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Raisin Bargaining Association moving to Downtown Fresno

Another North Fresno business has taken the plunge to be located in Downtown Fresno.

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World Ag Expo faces surging growth

Tractors on display at the World Ag ExpoJerry Sinift, chief executive officer and general manager of the World Ag Expo has a good, but pressing problem on his hands.

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Labor Department to provide migrant worker job support

Labor Department grants for farmworker helpThe U.S. Department of Labor will provide $9.6 million in grants for the National Farmworker Jobs Program to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families in seven U.S. farming regions including California’s Central Valley.

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Solar development absorbing farmland

A Kings County solar farm.(AP) — There's a land rush of sorts going on across the nation's most productive farming region, but these buyers don't want to grow crops. They want to plant solar farms.

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Fresno State conference to focus on immigration

Timed with the president's recent push for immigration reform, Fresno State will host a half-day conference on Feb. 20 focusing on how to design a better agricultural temporary worker program.

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Fresno State Vineyard plan encourages industry investment

Fresno State red grape harvestA new agreement between Fresno State Vineyards and industry partners paves the way for increased investment in the university’s viticulture and enology programs and provides a revamped infrastructure to remain on the leading edge of industry advancements.

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