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Blending Organic & Conventional Farming

Blending Organic & Conventional Farming

RUTHSBURG, Maryland — In rural Maryland, an hour-and-a-half drive from Washington, Bill Mason is tilling his fields to plant organic maize and soybeans. About two-thirds of his 340 hectares are…

Gas Prices Fall 50 Cents

Gas Prices Fall 50 Cents

Good news on the gasoline front with 9 Visalia stations including Costco selling gas for $3.69 this week(June 21). Statewide there has been a 50 cent price drop in the…

Slow Growth Projections For Central Valley

Slow Growth Projections For Central Valley

( from April 2012 – Update: Neither the city or county have yet to address their general plan updates as of July 1) Both the City of Visalia and Tulare…

Battle Over Avenal Power Plant Continues

Battle Over Avenal Power Plant Continues

(from March 2012) The four year battle over a Kings County gas-fired power plant continues this month. Facing what it fears could be several years of protracted litigation and caught…

Travel/Tourism Watch

Travel/Tourism Watch

No More Bakersfield Jokes!  Not known for its scenery,Bakersfield nevertheless continues to attract plenty of visitors leading the state in May 2012 in the percent increase in rooms sold vs…

Citrus Update,Labor & Pests

Citrus Update,Labor & Pests

Facing unusual difficulty in hiring enough harvest help, lemon growers in Ventura County say they are finding ways to get the job done by sharing resources. “Like everywhere else in…

Discovery May Lead To Tomatoes With Vintage Taste

Discovery May Lead To Tomatoes With Vintage Taste

A new discovery could make more tomatoes taste like heirlooms, reports an international research team headed by a University of California, Davis, plant scientist. The finding, which will be reported…

New Kings Co Solar Projects Total 336MW

New Kings Co Solar Projects Total 336MW

Four solar projects on non-prime ag land in Kings County are expected to move forward late this year totaling a hefty 336 megawatts. All are believed to hold power purchase…

Walmart Plans New Visalia Grocery Store

Walmart Plans New Visalia Grocery Store

ICE Builders of Ventura and others are accepting bids for a new 40,000 sf “Neighborhood Walmart Grocery Store” at Demaree and Houston in Visalia. The bids are due June 25…

Taxable Sales/Fuel Sales In California Signal Economic Growth

Taxable Sales/Fuel Sales In California Signal Economic Growth

2011 First Quarter Increased 9.0%; 2012 First Quarter Estimate Up 9.3% Sacramento – In the first quarter of 2011, taxable sales in California rose 9.0 percent compared to the previous…

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