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Tulare County tops in crops again in ’15

It’s finally official – Tulare County is tops in crops once again! A full year after 2014 came to a close, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced that Tulare County remained the leading county in agricultural production for the second straight year. Tulare County earned the top spot with an agriculture production […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

TULARE COUNTY CROP REPORT For the week ending Jan. 30, 2016. Small Grains and Other Field Crops: Winter forage crops continue to grow well. This week’s rain was very light if any, and allowed soils to dry a bit allowing more field activity. Crops that have started to germinate continue to show ideal growth. Those […]

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It pays to bank

The Board of Directors of Central Valley Community Bancorp, the parent company of Central Valley Community Bank, has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on Feb. 19, 2016 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 5, 2016. Central Valley Community Bancorp trades […]

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Bank of the Sierra to buy Porterville branch

After two years of branching out into coastal areas, Bank of the Sierra recently turned its attention much closer to home. On Jan. 26, Bank of the Sierra, the banking subsidiary of Sierra Bancorp, (NASDAQ: BSRR), announced it had entered into an agreement with Citizens Business Bank, the banking subsidiary of CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: […]

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Scam gets a fix on Valley handymen

Grandparents and distressed homeowners aren’t the only people being targeted by scammers. The Better Business Bureau of Central California recently reported that a Fresno handyman was the victim of a new scam targeting handymen looking for work. Shortly after applying for a business license with the City of Fresno, the handyman was contacted by telephone […]

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Product captures ag thieves day or night

Agriculture crime presents its own set of unique challenges. Crimes often occur in large areas insulated from the eyes of passersby. Ag land is often devoid of on-site security measures leaving landowners open to thieves stealing copper wire from wind machines, antibiotics from dairies or chemicals from cotton farms. Alan Roberts, executive security consultant for […]

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Porterville College takes closer look at Valley Black setlements

The Porterville College’s Cultural Historical Awareness Program (C.H.A.P.) will begin its spring schedule on Friday, Feb. 5 with a special Black History Month presentation of “Growing on the Side of the Road: Historically Black Settlements in Central California” from 7-8 p.m. in the PC Theater by Michael Eissinger, Doctoral Candidate/Teaching Fellow, World Cultures Graduate Group […]

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Wet weather doesn’t hinder citrus harvest

Citrus harvest is progressing between storms, the state’s growers and shippers say, a challenge not seen during the past four years of drought. But weather is only one factor, producers of the state’s signature fruit say. They also face water supply and infrastructure problems, pest infestations, regulatory constraints and uncertain market conditions. “Overall, we’re about […]

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Non-profits get environment grants

Just as El Niño’s weather pattern is helping to drown out the effects of the drought across the Valley, grants from a Valley-wide nonprofit will help to create a more sustainable water supply and growth model from communities both big and small in Tulare County. The Community Water Center and Self-Help Enterprises both received significant […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

TULARE COUNTY CROP REPORT For the week ending Jan. 9, 2016. Small Grains and Other Field Crops: Winter forage crops continue to grow well, reaping the benefits from another good rainfall. Crops that have started to germinate continue to show ideal growth. . Those that have planted dryland fields (no wells) are optimistic for a […]

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