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Ready to be a crafty-minded individual

If you love creating handmade crafts and you always hear people advising you that you should sell your materials, it is likely to be time to move into the world of cash. Like creating any type of home-based business, entering the world of selling handmade crafts must be efficiently planned out. There are a good […]

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Appellate Court overturns 2007 dairy ruling

California’s ailing dairy industry took another last week following a ruling brought in part by a Visalia-based non-profit. In a precedential ruling, Sacramento’s Third District Court of Appeal overturned last week a controversial Order that implemented regulations for 1,600 Central Valley dairies, because it failed to either stop practices that have polluted the region’s groundwater […]

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Twice the Deal

The one positive that may have come out of our country’s current economic crisis is that it forces people to shop local. Gas prices add a small percentage to every shopping trip from small towns to their larger neighbors, and with the holidays coming up, more people are looking to spend less on gas and […]

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Twice the Deal

Hertz debuts local edition in Porterville Manager Ronnie Wrest did the ceremonial honors during a ribbon cutting at the Exeter Chamber of Commerce for Hertz Local Edition in Porterville. Wrest said instead of focusing on airports, Hertz is now opening rent-a-car locations in small towns called Hertz Local Editions to serve a variety of business […]

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Tree, vine rootstock business growing fast

As more San Joaquin Valley growers transition from row crops such as cotton and tomatoes to permanent tree and vine crops, commercial nurseries feel the impact. An informal survey of major California nurseries reveals that for trees including almonds, walnuts and cherries, the availability of new purchase for plantings this winter is non-existent and orders […]

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Pushing the Envelope

The Downtown Improvement Project that forced the City of Lindsay to repay $1 million in misspent funds has been given an award for that same project by the same agency who collected the settlement. The Tulare County Association of Governments awarded the City of Lindsay’s Downtown Renovation Project with its Innovation Award less than a […]

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Local startups will get their chance to pitch investors from all over the Valley during the 7th Annual Central Valley Venture Forum. The Central Valley Venture Forum (CVVF) brings together venture capitalists, investment bankers, angel investors, leading startups, valuation executives, corporate executives, and community leaders to discuss economic and financial opportunities relating to the Central Valley. […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

Tulare County Crop Report For week ending Nov. 3, 2012 Small grains and other field crops: Cotton harvest is in full swing. Module movers are busy moving cotton to gins to be processed. Alfalfa is being cut, dried and bailed. Silage corn fields have been harvested and are now being plowed under in preparation for […]

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Down To Business

Exeter Chamber holds Nov. 8 ribbon cutting The Exeter Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8 for Hertz Rent-A-Car at the chamber office, located at 101 W. Pine St. in Exeter. The Exeter Chamber is inviting the community to welcome its newest member, Erik Anderson, owner of Hertz […]

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Growing number of veterans find work in agriculture

In the last decade, almost a million of our military’s servicemen and servicewomen have come from rural communities. As they return home, they bring along an opportunity to employ their passion, discipline, and sense of service to revitalize America’s small farms, ranches and rural communities. That’s why the Center for Rural Affairs along with partnering […]

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