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Federal agencies try to combat food waste A challenge has been issued in the United States, to gather hundreds of companies, government agencies, schools and other organizations to reduce food waste. The U.S. Agriculture Department and Environmental Protection Agency have developed the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, which aims to reduce, recover and recycle food waste. […]

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Owners on-board with railroad improvements

Railroad in Tulare County may be getting back on track. Last month, the new owners of Exeter-based San Joaquin Valley Railroad met with shippers and receivers along the remaining lines from Strathmore north to Dinuba. Members of the Tulare County Association of Government’s Rail Advisory Committee were also to get their first impression of the […]

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Berry Good Idea

Manuel Jimenez grew up in the fields of the Central Valley. As a child he worked alongside his parents picking olives in Lindsay, oranges in Woodlake, cherries in San Jose, peaches in Yuba and grapes in Fresno before drying and rolling them into raisins each season. “We worked in the fields with our parents all […]

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County to talk trash with haulers

In an example of a public-private partnership where both sides find a way to provide the best services at the best cost, the Board of Supervisors has decided to officially begin negotiations with the waste haulers of Tulare County. At its May 21 meeting, Supervisors approved eight resolutions to convert the current solid waste licensing […]

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Tulare Co. crop report

Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Alfalfa is being mowed and baled. Some alfalfa fields are being irrigated. Recently harvested fields are being replanted with Summer beans, corn and Sudan grass. Dry land grains are suffering because of the lack of moisture, and most are being turned under. Wheat being grown for fodder is being […]

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Crop Row

A new type of citrus fruit, developed in California, could reach store shelves next winter. The University of California has announced the new hybrid, called the Valentine. UC says the Valentine gets its large size and low acidity from the pummelo, a floral taste from the mandarin and its juicy red pulp from ruby grapefruit. […]

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VBB announces 1Q cash dividend

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank in Visalia, announced a cash dividend of 6 cents per share. The dividend, payable to shareholders of record on June 7, will be distributed on or around June 28. With just more than 2.81 million shares outstanding, the dividend totals approximately $169,000. “We greatly appreciate our […]

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TC Superior Court announces Judicial Officer Appointment

Lloyd L. Hicks, Presiding Judge of the Tulare County Superior Court, is pleased to announce the appointment of local attorney, Antonio A. Reyes to Judge of the Tulare County Superior Court. Gov. Jerry Brown announced the appointment on May 21. “Tony is well respected by the judges and the legal community,” said Judge Hicks. “We […]

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Exeter Engineering unveils new site, social media

Earlier this month, Exeter Engineering Inc. launched a newly revamped website and social media pages. The website, now live, and found at www.exeterengineering.com is designed to provide news and information about Exeter Engineering, and replaces their current site at which had been housed at www.exeterengineering.com. The new website features information covering services and technology, department […]

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Dollar Tree to open in Exeter

National discount retailer Dollar Tree plans to open a store in Exeter  by fall in the former Nickel’s Payless grocery location. Owner of the property Steve Richmond confirms a lease for 18,000 sf in the building adjacent to his Rancho Pharmacy on Kaweah Ave. Dollar Tree has applied for a city building permit to do […]

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