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Ag Update: Meatpacker Shut Down / More California Corn / Letuce Recall / More

Ag Update: Meatpacker Shut Down / More California Corn / Letuce Recall / More

California Farmers Plant 20% More Corn USDA says California’s 2012 corn for grain production forecast is 958 thousand tons, 23 percent above 2011.With the Midwest drought the state’s farmers are…

Dairy Operators Face “The Big Wipeout”

Dairy Operators Face “The Big Wipeout”

More dairymen are throwing in the towel this month as the price of feed,their banks,feed suppliers and their checking accounts all tell them the time as come. Tulare County dairyman…

Ag Briefs: Tree Fruit / Olives /Processing Tomatoes

Ag Briefs: Tree Fruit / Olives /Processing Tomatoes

Big Year For Olives The 2012 California olive crop forecast is 180,000 tons, up 153 percent from last year’s crop of 71,200 tons. Bearing acreage is estimated at 44,000 for…

UC Corn Crop Lower / California Raisin Crop To Fall 13%

UC Corn Crop Lower / California Raisin Crop To Fall 13%

Growers Expect to Produce 13 Percent Less Corn than Last Year Washington, Aug. 10, 2012 – Affected by one of the worst droughts on record, U.S. corn growers are forecast…

The Big Squeeze: Valley Juice Makers Adding Capacity

The Big Squeeze: Valley Juice Makers Adding Capacity

If you want to compete in the increasingly crowded,health-conscious juice business,you better consider setting up shop near the source,in the US fruit basket called the San Joaquin Valley. That’s what…

UFW Seeks Contract With Fresno Tomato Grower

UFW Seeks Contract With Fresno Tomato Grower

Sacramento, CA — Dozens of workers from Manteca-based Ace Tomato Inc. traveled Wednesday to the Sacramento headquarters of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board asking the agency to obtain a court…

For Dairymen… Heat Wave’s Silver Lining: Screaming Ice Cream Sales

For Dairymen… Heat Wave’s Silver Lining: Screaming Ice Cream Sales

What’s the scoop on the drought and heat wave drying up half the USA this summer? The Central Valley’s dairy operators know it has suddenly pushed the price of their…

California Citrus Acreage Climbing

California Citrus Acreage Climbing

While Florida remains the top US state for citrus production,that state’s  orange acreage has declined in the past decade while California’s citrus acreage has diversified and grown. Per acre the…

Land O’Lakes Net Earnings Decline 22%, Dairy Foods Sales Down 7%

Land O’Lakes Net Earnings Decline 22%, Dairy Foods Sales Down 7%

Land O’Lakes, Inc. this week reported continued strong sales across its business portfolio, with net sales up for both the second quarter and the first half of the year. The…

Fresno St Breaks Ground On Foster Farm Poultry Facility

Fresno St Breaks Ground On Foster Farm Poultry Facility

Ground was broken today, July 27, at Fresno State on the innovative Foster Farms Poultry Education and Research Facility, which is scheduled to open in the spring 2013, semester. This…