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State considers Valley-wide quarantine for citrus pest

Tulare County – Citrus growers, packers and nursery representatives both here and in Ventura County gathered earlier this month to discuss the possibility of a regional quarantine for the pest carrying the deadly tree disease citrus greening. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) hosted two scoping sessions on May 5 and May 6 […]

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Combat veteran combats acne

Exeter – Shawna Olson is no ordinary Army veteran. After serving a tour overseas, Shawna decided that she would go from fighting the enemy, to fighting blemishes with her line of beauty products from Perfectly Posh. Olson spent her time in the military as a member of the military police (MP). In a relatively short […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

For the week ending May 14, 2016. SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn continues to grow and nitrogen fertilizer is being applied. Winter forage and oat hay are being cut, dried, and baled. Alfalfa is being mowed, dried, and baled for local and out-of-state use. Winter wheat is being chopped for silage, and the fields […]

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Valley Economic Index falls in April

@TheSunGazette fresno – Last month’s San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index fell to its lowest level since November 2012 but continues to point to overall economic growth. The overall index in April sank to 50.4 from 57.2 in March, but remains firmly above the 50.0 growth neutral threshold, indicating an expansionary economy over the next […]

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Nearly 100 years of leadership

@TheSunGazette visalia – The Tulare County Farm Bureau celebrated its members and leaders May 3 at the Heritage Complex in Tulare. At the 99th annual dinner, the Farm Bureau presented the following major awards: the Agriculturalists of the Year Award, Service to Farm Bureau, Friend of Farm Bureau, Agricultural Business of the Year, Special Recognition, […]

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Citrus psyllid numbers rise in 2016

By Paul Myers @TheSunGazette tulare county – As 2016 marches on and nears the summer months, farm managers are worried just as much about the water under their feet as they are what’s in front of their eyes. The number of Asian citrus pysllid pests found in Tulare County since the fatal citrus disease known […]

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Crop Report

TULARE CO. CROP REPORT For the week ending May 7, 2016. Small Grains and Other Field Crops: Silage corn is being planted, with some fields already several inches tall. Winter forage and oat hay are being cut, dried, and baled. Alfalfa is being irrigated, cut, and baled. Winter wheat is being harvested and the fields […]

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Family Dollar forks over cash for violations

visalia – Family Dollar has brought a number of stores to the Foothills, providing an affordable option for food and the staples mostly found in any pantry. However, affordability has come at a cost to the environment. And now it is coming at a cost to their wallet. Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward, together […]

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From classroom to boardroom

visalia – For most teenage girls, the impact of the drought may stop at how long they are allowed to take a shower or remembering to turn off the water faucet while they brush their teeth. But for 13-year-old Carmen Gallegos, it was a call to do more. “It’s crazy to think that there are people […]

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Training the state to the max

visalia – How to balance preparing students for both the university and the workforce will be the focus of the Visalia Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 18. The breakfast meeting will begin at 7 a.m. at the Visalia Convention Center, featuring speaker Kevin Fleming of Teloses Educational Services. The major sponsors of […]

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