Agriculture

Alfalfa and forage meeting set

Alfalfa field
The University of California will hold an alfalfa and forage meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 9240 S. Riverbend Ave. in Parlier.

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Fresno town hall to address citrus pest

Asian psyllid
Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, will host a citrus industry town hall at 10 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Fresno County Farm Bureau to discuss Asian citrus psyllid and the steps being taken to control its spread in California.

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West Hills Coalinga to host Chinese delegation

West Hills College Coalinga will play host to a delegation from China as they take in the bounties of Central Valley agriculture.

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Valley peaches, nectarines now flown to Australia

Sorting nectarines for export
California peaches and nectarines can now be shipped into Australia, thanks to efforts by HMC Farms of Kingsburg and the California Grape & Tree Fruit League.

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Ag tech showcase to be held at city hall

The latest technology in the agricultural fields will be on display at the Fresno Agriculture Technology Showcase hosted by the City of Fresno on Tuesday at city hall.

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Calif. farmers sue over water releases for salmon

(AP) — Farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley are suing the federal government over the planned release of water from a Northern California reservoir to prevent a salmon kill in the lower Klamath River.

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Fresno State produce to be highlighted at barbecue

AgOne-LogoWith the beautiful San Joaquin River as the backdrop, the Ag Boosters Barbecue will highlight produce and products-- including olive oil and wine, produced by Fresno State students -- Sept. 8 at Rancho vista del Rio in Madera.

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PBS to highlight ag on Valley's Gold

Ryan Jacobsen conducts an interview for Valleys Gold
Valley PBS and Fresno County Farm Bureau have begun filming for a 13-part series called Valley’s Gold that will provide a close-up look at Valley agriculture and the farmers that produce it.

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Madera County crop value hits record $1.73B

Almonds were the top crop in Madera County last year.
Madera County’s 2012 gross ag value grew by 11 percent to hit a record $1.73 billion thanks to a jump in almond and grape production.

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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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