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Locals Support New Federal Dairy Plan

Locals Support New Federal Dairy Plan

March 8,2017- Wednesday a public hearing was held in Clovis over a proposal by USDA to change California’s milk pricing to federal jurisdiction. Support for the idea has been building…

Sunkist Handles Challenges of Big Navel Crop, Tough Competition

Sunkist Handles Challenges of Big Navel Crop, Tough Competition

March 8,2017- Sunkist Growers had a strong year in 2016 despite the challenges of a large navel orange crop, tough completion both foreign and domestic, as well as lower FOB…

Central Valley Project Offers Good News For Friant Users – Delayed News For Westside Farmers

Central Valley Project Offers Good News For Friant Users – Delayed News For Westside Farmers

March 1,2017 The Bureau of Reclamation announced February 28 the initial 2017 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project contractors in the Friant Division who will get 100% of Class…

Ag Beat: Tomatoes / Tree Fungus / Love That Eggnog

Ag Beat: Tomatoes / Tree Fungus / Love That Eggnog

Tomato Growers Cut Plantings Growers of processing tomatoes are expected to cut the tonnage of tomatoes they harvest by around 10 percent this year according to a USDA report. The…

Tulare Lake Stirs

Tulare Lake Stirs

Flood Releases Help Kings Irrigation Districts Recharge January 15,2017- Last weekend’s warm rains were felt up to the 9500ft elevation and local rivers became torrents of runoff. The Kaweah River …

Water Bill Could Speed Pumping South, Right Away

Water Bill Could Speed Pumping South, Right Away

December 14,2016- The water picture looks brighter this week with the Congressional passage a few days ago of the bipartisan Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act (WIIN) on a…

Water World – California Reservoir Storage Shows We’re Better Off

Water World – California Reservoir Storage Shows We’re Better Off

December 4,2016- Key California reservoirs are storing more water this water-year than they were this time last year. Early winter storms have added what was a improved carryover from last…

Local Farm & Community Group Oppose Mass Deportation/ Plant Tea?/More

Local Farm & Community Group Oppose Mass Deportation/ Plant Tea?/More

Fewer Raisins Planted Those famous dancing raisins are fewer these days, pushed out by more lucrative crops in the Central Valley. In 2002, California raisins were grown on some 280,000…

Tulare County Gets Deputy Ag Commissioner

Tulare County Gets Deputy Ag Commissioner

Jonathan Bixler Appointed Tulare County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner. Former San Mateo County Agricultural Biologist/Specialist IV, Jonathan Bixler, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Agricultural Commissioner by Tulare’s Agricultural…

Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 /More

Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 /More

November 4,2016- Valley & Kings Cotton Acreage Climbs In 2016 The state Pink Bollworm agency has announced that in the San Joaquin Valley the total mapped acreage of all types…