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Lindsay Chamber holds Sept. 12 ribbon cutting The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at El Palmar restaurant, located at 109 W. Main St. in Pixley. The Lindsay Chamber is asking the community to support the opening of the Lindsay-based restaurant’s second location. There will […]

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Cutting out

After 42 years of providing Exeter with the best meats and sausage in town, Joe and Pat Luiz retired on Aug. 9. The couple sold its Exeter Meats and Processing on Palm Street to a young couple interested in carrying on the tradition of butchering, cutting and sausage making that has made the business a […]

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LA-based citrus juicer to expand operations in Lindsay

A major citrus juicing operation announced plans for expansion in Lindsay possibly bringing up to 40 full-time jobs to town. Aaron Avedian, Senior VP of Operations for Vita-Pakt, commented on the plans during the Aug. 13 Lindsay City Council meeting. Avedian said the consolidation will take place in several phases over the next five to […]

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UC offers new tool to build up defense of pest

Detailed and scientifically sound guidelines for treating farm- and home-grown citrus infested with Asian citrus psyllid are available on a new UC Cooperative Extension website, http://ucanr.edu/sites/acp. The site’s launch coincides with the announcement last month by the California Department of Food and Agriculture that six more psyllids were found in three Tulare County yellow sticky traps. […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

For the week ending Aug. 17, 2013. Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Weather conditions have been very favorable for crops. Beans, silage corn and Sudan grass are showing good growth. Black-eye bean fields are continuing to mature. Early plantings of silage corn are being harvested, and Sudan grass is being cut and baling continues. […]

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Tulare County hires Lindsay as Assistant CAO

Longtime City of Hanford administrator Mary Lindsay has been hired as the Assistant County Administrative Officer in Tulare County. Lindsay started Aug. 12. “We are pleased to bring someone into the Tulare County family with decades of public service expertise,” said Jean Rousseau, County Administrative Officer. “Mary will be a valuable asset to our organization […]

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Businesses zoned out of tax benefit

Through legislative action, the Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone program has been eliminated effective December 31, 2013. The good news is that it’s not too late to utilize the program. “The enterprise zone program offers a huge economic benefit to our local community and it can literally save a business thousands of dollars,” says Zone Manager […]

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TCAG seeks input on County Bicycle Plan

The Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) is seeking public input on the update of the Tulare County Regional Bicycle Transportation Plan through an online survey. The Tulare County Regional Bicycle Transportation Plan will establish goals and policies regarding bicycle transportation as well as future improvements of bicycle facilities within Tulare County. TCAG develops the […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Double-cropped fields planted to summer beans, silage corn and Sudan are showing good growth. Black-eye bean fields are continuing to mature. Early plantings of silage corn are being harvested, and Sudan grass is being cut and baled. Alfalfa fields continue to be cut and baled, with good drying conditions. […]

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Crop Row

State remains tops in farmers markets It’s National Farmers Market Week, and California has more reason to celebrate than any other state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its National Farmers Market Directory lists 759 farmers markets in California, the most of any state in the nation. Nationwide, the number of markets in the directory has risen more […]

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