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Food trend watchers single out cauliflower People who predict food trends have named cauliflower as “the vegetable of 2014.” One article proclaimed “cauliflower is the next kale.” Another noted its versatility, saying cauliflower can be mashed, grilled, broiled, barbecued, served on its own or in salad. No matter how you serve it, the predictions about […]

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Citrus freeze losses vary significantly

Here, there and everywhere: That’s the general consensus about citrus fruit damage from the December freeze. “We don’t have exact percentages. We do know that damage varies significantly from area to area,” said Alyssa Houtby of California Citrus Mutual. The citrus grower organization has been gathering fruit damage information from the field as county agricultural […]

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Tulare co. Crop Report

For the week ending Jan. 11, 2014. Small grains and other field crops: Alfalfa fields remain in a state of winter dormancy. Silage and winter grains that have been planted continue to suffer from a lack of rain. Dryland plantings are also suffering from drought conditions, and are not germinating. Recently growers have reported some […]

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Co. completes acquisition of Orange Belt Supply

  Wilbur-Ellis Company announced today the acquisition of Orange Belt Supply (OBS), a full-service agricultural retail operation located in Exeter, California. The company will join Wilbur-Ellis as part of its Western Operations team. Since 1921, OBS has been recognized for its capabilities in fertility and crop protection, and it has been dedicated to servicing growers in […]

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Taking A Cue

  Shooting pool is a favorite past time for Salvador Perez of Porterville. And one of his favorite places to do it was in Lindsay. “For me it is the best time you can have besides fishing,” Perez said. But eight years ago Perez’s favorite pool hall, Snookers in Lindsay, burned down in a fire. […]

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New Year’s was poppin’ for Calif sparkling wines

  When partygoers popped the corks on bottles of bubbly this New Year’s Eve, there’s more than a 50-50 chance the sparkling beverage in those bottles was fermented from California winegrapes. Last year, California’s share of the U.S. market for sparkling wine totaled 51% by volume. Foreign champagnes and sparkling wines took a 44% share, […]

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Down to Business

Exeter Chamber holds Jan. 9 mixer for Jim Tyler Construction The January mixer for the Exeter Chamber of Commerce will be hosted by Jim Tyler Construction and Solar tomorrow, Jan. 9. The mixer will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at Cappella Coffee House, located at 132 N. E St. in Exeter. There will be refreshments, […]

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A Trusted Land Trust

Following a rigorous evaluation, Sequoia Riverlands Trust (SRT) has been awarded accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. SRT is among just 11 such land trusts nationally to receive this recognition in the current round, and nationally among just over 200 total LTA accredited land trusts. “Sequoia Riverlands Trust has earned the public trust in our […]

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Illegal marijuana cultivation harms resources

Illegal marijuana grows on agricultural and resource lands cause extensive damage to wildlife and the environment, according to researchers and agency officials who spoke during the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Monterey last month. In response to the ongoing impact to rural areas, CFBF delegates voted to forward policy language to the American Farm […]

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Banking on Tradition

Shortly after converting the Exeter branch from Visalia Community Bank to Central Valley Community Bank, Central Valley Community Bancorp announced it would continue VCB’s more than 10-year tradition of creating a calendar featuring historic photos of Tulare County. Released last month, CVCB’s Tulare County Community Calendar featured 13 photos (12 months and the cover) portraying […]

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