Agriculture

Almond growers vote to continue marketing order

Almond Board marketing order approved
In an overwhelming show of confidence in the Almond Board of California (ABC), the state's almond growers once again voted in favor of continuing the Federal Marketing Order for California Almonds.

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Valley vineyards awarded after competition

Several San Joaquin Valley wineries took home awards during the 10th annual San Joaquin Valley Wine Competition on March 19.

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Grape & Tree Fruit president named

David Jackson.
The California Grape & Tree Fruit League kicked off its new fiscal year at its annual Membership Meeting in Ojai Tuesday by electing David Jackson, president of Family Tree Farms in Reedley, as chairman of the board of directors for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Farm lenders generate $100K for drought relief

Fresno Madera Farm Credit and Golden State Farm Credit were a few of seven farm lending associations that helped to generate $100,000 to alleviate hunger in drought-stricken farm communities throughout the state.

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Cal/OSHA launches heat illness prevention

With hot weather just around the corner, Cal/OSHA has launched its 2014 Heat Illness Prevention Program to educate employers and workers on the risks of prolonged heat exposure at outdoor worksites.

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FMFC distributes $6.48M to members

Fresno Madera Farm Credit announced a total patronage distribution of $6.48 million to its customers for 2013, an 18 percent increase over the year before.

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Grape shipments reach record 117.4 million boxes

Table rape shipments are on the rise.
California shipped a record volume of 117.4 million boxes (116.2 19-pound box equivalents) of fresh California grapes during the 2013 season, generating a total of $1.7 billion.

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California hosts congressional drought hearing

(AP) — A congressional committee met in Fresno on Wednesday, taking up California's drought crisis in the heart of the state's agricultural region.

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Pearson Realty's Hopkins completes $20M farmland sale

Bill Hopkins of Pearson Realty.
Bill Hopkins, senior vice president of Pearson Realty in Fresno, recently cashed in on prolific demand for farm acreage assured of an adequate supply of water.

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Agri-Center to host "Irish" open house

The International Agri-Center will host an open house in the AgVentures Learning Center, International Agri-Center, 4500 South Laspina St., Tulare, at 6 p.m. on March 17.

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