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Ag Briefs; HLB / Lake Kaweah Filling / More

Ag Briefs; HLB / Lake Kaweah Filling / More

New Case Of HLB Found The dreaded citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB) was confirmed in a single citrus tree in the city of La Habra in Orange County on April 11.…

New Groundwater Basin Near Pixley Could Help Recharge

New Groundwater Basin Near Pixley Could Help Recharge

April 19,2017- NASA map shows sinking land One of the areas in the Central Valley hard hit by ground subsidence will gain some help soon with a major recharge project…

Reclamation Releases 100 Percent Water Supply Allocation for Central Valley Project Contractors South-of-Delta

Reclamation Releases 100 Percent Water Supply Allocation for Central Valley Project Contractors South-of-Delta

Westlands Gets Relief April 12,2016- The Bureau of Reclamation yesterday announced an update to the 2017 water supply allocation for all Central Valley Project contractors South-of-Delta to 100 percent of…

Short On Workers? Robots To The Rescue

Short On Workers? Robots To The Rescue

March22,2016- Robots Head Off To Work At A Nursery With heightened concerned over labor availability – some Central Valley farmers are talking about tapping robotics to harvest their crops or…

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…