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Waterman Industries acquired in $5 mil. buyout

The company that made Exeter a household name in international agriculture was acquired this month in a $5 million deal that will keep the company Central Valley-owned. Last week, The Central Valley Fund (CVF) partnered with the current management of Waterman Industries to acquire the company. Exeter-based Waterman is a leading manufacturer of control gates, […]

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Down to Business

Exeter Chamber to hold June 11 ribbon cutting The Exeter Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11 for E-FAMilies (Exeter Families of Active duty Military) at Cassandra’s On Pine, located at 165 E. Pine St. in Exeter. Co-founder Laura Miller invites the community to learn more about […]

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Cutting into Exeter

Exeter residents may have noticed a familiar face at the local butcher shop. Joe Luiz, former owner of Exeter Meats and Processing, has been seen around the shop more recently since retiring from the business in 2013. Luiz isn’t taking the business back over, but rather helping out the grandson of the man who gave […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

For the week ending May 15, 2015 Small Grains and Other Field Crops: Many fields of oat hay are still being left to dry, other fields are being mowed and either baled or chopped for silage. Corn silage continues to be planted, with earlier fields already sprouting and being irrigated. Alfalfa is being irrigated, cut, […]

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Crop Row

Farmers head to D.C. to talk about drought Drought and water shortages will be the overarching issues for a group of more than 20 California farmers visiting Washington, D.C., this week. The California Farm Bureau delegation will visit congressional offices and meet with administration officials. Along with water policy, the farmers will discuss immigration and […]

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Foundation to bridge gap in County literacy

A national discount retailer has donated a portion of its foundation’s literacy fund right here in Tulare County. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Tulare County Library Foundation in Visalia a literacy grant in the amount of $1,350 to support local literacy programs. This local grant award is part of over $5.8 million in grants awarded […]

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Farm Bureau pays homage to leaders in Ag.

Tulare County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce their annual celebration of members and leaders to take place during the 98th Annual Dinner. This year Farm Bureau will present the following major awards: the Agricultural Heritage Award, Service to Farm Bureau, Friend of Farm Bureau, Agricultural Business of the Year, Special Recognition, and Educator of the […]

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Rite Aid coming to Farmersville

  The nation’s third largest drug chain Rite Aid continues to expand in Tulare County with a new store planed in Farmersville. The company has submitted building plans for 10,559-square foot store at the north east corner of Walnut Avenue and Farmersville Boulevard. City Planner Karl Schoettler says the drugstore will feature a drive-thru and […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

For the week ending May 9, 2015. Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Oats are being cut, windrowed, dried, and baled. Wheat is being cut for silage and baled. Alfalfa is being cut and baled for hay. Corn and cotton fields are progressing nicely, and some corn is still being planted. Fields are still being […]

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An empire made from scratch

  Curious passers-by may have noticed new tenants in the former A La Mode Shoe Parlor on Pine St. For the last month both Kristy and Cassandra (Cassi) Alves have been reassuring locals that Cassi is not leaving the family business, but rather the family business is expanding and using her name merely for branding […]

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