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Cotton Acres Up One Third In Valley

Cotton Acres Up One Third In Valley

September 14,2017- Final cotton acreage for California from the state Pink Bollworm program put the Pima variety at 204,690 acres and Upland at 90,395 acres for a total of 295,085…

Valley Fall Orange Crop Down On Small Set

Valley Fall Orange Crop Down On Small Set

September 14,2017- We should see a smaller California navel orange crop this winter – with USDA saying – expect a decline to 68 million cartons, down from 80 million to…

Valley Agricultural Leader Speaks out on DACA

Valley Agricultural Leader Speaks out on DACA

Fresno, CA — On September 5, 2017, Manuel Cunha, Jr., President of Nisei Farmers League announced that he was deeply disappointed in the termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals…

Falling Dollar Good News For Ag Exports / NAFTA

Falling Dollar Good News For Ag Exports / NAFTA

August 30,2017- Falling Dollar Good News For Ag Exports Local farmers are not complaining that the declining value of the US dollar vs other currencies.The US Dollar Index has dropped…

Friant-Kern Canal Slows By 60 Percent, Subsidence To Blame

Friant-Kern Canal Slows By 60 Percent, Subsidence To Blame

August 6,2017- from NPR- FRIANT WATER AUTHORITY A section of the the Friant-Kern Canal in Tulare County is sinking so much that it’s lost about 60 percent of its flow.…

Well-Known Tulare County Orange Packer Quits

Well-Known Tulare County Orange Packer Quits

August 3,2107- Lo Bue Bros Selling 3rd-Generation Family Operation Korean-American Buyers Plan To Boost Exports LoBue Bros are selling their Tulare County orange groves and packing operation in Lindsay as…

California Citrus Crop Tops Florida In 2017

California Citrus Crop Tops Florida In 2017

July 17,2107- Value Is Double That Of Sunshine State California citrus production is now ahead of the Sunshine State of Florida, USDA figures show. Florida has been hard-hit by deadly…

As Temps Climb… Cow Carcasses Pile Up

As Temps Climb… Cow Carcasses Pile Up

July 6,2017- Three Central Valley counties have proclaimed a state of emergency as weeks of triple digit heat has resulted in significant livestock deaths. Local rendering plants can not keep…

Sinking Aqueduct Getting Help

Sinking Aqueduct Getting Help

June 21,2017- The California Department of Water Resources is busy this month starting emergency repairs on the all important California Aqueduct. The repairs are happening in Fresno and Kings counties…

Milk Production In Central Valley Continues To Drop In 2017

Milk Production In Central Valley Continues To Drop In 2017

June 21,2017- Milk producers in the Central Valley reduced their output during the first four months of 2017, as did the whole state according to CDFA statistics. Statewide, milk production…