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California citrus makes up $7 billion of state’s economy

UC Riverside study says industry employs 21,000 people and added $1.6 billion to state’s GDP in 2016 @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Known for their shiny rinds, sweet juice and delicious taste, California oranges are the most iconic representation of the Golden State’s appeal. They are also a bright beacon of economic prosperity for many Californians. According […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for the week ending May 19

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is still being planted as weather and soil conditions allow. Fields are emerging and growing well with the warm weather. Winter wheat and oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Small grains are also being chopped for silage. Alfalfa is being cut and baled. Cotton plants are germinating […]

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EUHS’s advanced agriscience team is FFA state champion for second year in a row

@TheSunGazette EXETER – Exeter Union High School FFA are now back-to-back champions in the field of agriscience.  Four student projects from the Exeter FFA Chapter were judged at the 90th State FFA Leadership Conference in Anaheim from April 22 to 25. Over 175 projects were exhibited at this year’s state level competition. Exeter’s advanced division […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for the week ending May 12

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is still being planted as weather and soil conditions allow. Fields are emerging and growing well with the warm weather. Winter wheat and oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Small grains are also being chopped for silage. Alfalfa is being cut and baled. Cotton plants are in […]

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Father of Exeter cattle rustler arrested for embezzling $1.1M

Sheriffs arrest Bruce Greer for embezzlement, son was arrested for cattle theft in December @TheSunGazette EXETER – Like father, like son. The Greer family from Exeter was forced to deal with the arrest of their son Justin when he was tracked down in Tarzan, Texas for stealing cattle, investment fraud and embezzlement. Now, their father […]

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California Citrus Mutual president and board chair offer endorsement to gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa

@TheSunGazette EXETER – California Citrus Mutual (CCM) believes they’ll have a friend in Sacramento after an industry round table meeting in Clovis with gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa. It was not until after the roundtable did CCM president Joel Nelsen and board chairman Curt Holmes present their endorsement for the Democratic candidate.  “Antonio Villaraigosa has made […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending May 5

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is still being planted as weather and soil conditions allow. Some fields are emerging. Winter wheat and oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Alfalfa is being cut and baled. Ground preparation is continuing for spring forage and row crops. Cover crops are being incorporated into the soil. […]

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Tulare County Farm Bureau honors members, leaders at 101st annual meeting

@TheSunGazette TULARE – An organization is nothing without two things, their faithful members and their righteous leaders. And at last night’s 101st Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, the Tulare County Farm Bureau celebrated both.  Held the Heritage Complex in Tulare on May 1, Tulare County Farm Bureau (TCFB) presented their highest honor, Agriculturalist of the Year, […]

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Tulare County Crop Report for week ending April 28

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Corn is still being planted as weather and soil conditions allow. Some fields are emerging. Winter wheat and oats are being cut, dried, and baled. Alfalfa is maturing and harvest has started. Ground preparation is continuing for spring forage and row crops. Cover crops are being incorporated into the […]

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Water Board releases plan to address salt contamination

Regional Water Quality Control Board is taking public comments on its CV-SALTS draft through May 7 @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – The San Joaquin Valley has long been among the world’s leaders in agriculture production and technological and biological advancements have allowed an area that represents less than 1% of the nation’s total farmland to account for […]

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