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Turkey farmers report good holiday demand The spotlight shines on turkey farmers at this time of year, and California-grown birds will be in high demand. Only 40 percent of the turkey consumed in California is grown here, so experts encourage people to plan ahead if they want to serve fresh California turkey for Thanksgiving. Farmers […]

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Major ag marketer to buy Lindsay Co.

Wilbur-Ellis Company announced Monday that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase the assets of Orange Belt Supply (OBS). OBS is a retail agriculture provider located at 25244 Road 204 in Lindsay, and has been in operation since 1921 servicing growers in the Central Valley, including many citrus growers. “We’re pleased to move […]

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Repainting Pride and Joy

A-Plus Custom Painting, a commercial and residential painting company located in Visalia, is proud to announce the winner of their 3rd annual Paint-it-Forward Veterans Home Painting Giveaway. Congratulations to Charles Steinman of Visalia, the 2013 winner. Charles “Charlie” Steinman served in the United States Army for 5 years during World War II, enlisting on March […]

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In Brief

Lindsay Inn holds open house today, Nov. 13 The Lindsay Inn and Suites will hold an open house at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 13 to celebrate its completely renovated suites at 570 S. Mirage Ave. in Lindsay. The owners are invited the community to enjoy some coffee and donuts while they take a tour of […]

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Crop Row

State board looks at groundwater supplies Dry weather throughout 2013 has forced Californians to rely more heavily on water stored underground, and groundwater supplies have been showing the strain. Concerned about impacts on farmers, the State Board of Food and Agriculture heard from a number of experts Tuesday about the status of groundwater supplies. University […]

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TC Fair announces selection of new CEO

The 24th District Agricultural Association has taken its first major step to renovate and update its time-honored Tulare County Fair tradition. Peter E. Alvitre, 24th District Agricultural Association President has announced the appointment of Pamela Fyock as the new Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Tulare County Fair. According to Alvitre, Fyock will be the […]

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Big lemon business sweet on Tulare County

Santa Paula-based Limoneira Company (NASDAQ: LMNR), a leading agribusiness firm specializing in lemons  announced this week that it has completed the acquisition of approximately 760 acres of agricultural property near Porterville in Tulare County for $8.75 million cash. This property consists of approximately 400 acres of productive lemon orchards and 360 acres primarily utilized for […]

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Bank of the Sierra selects new VP

Bank of the Sierra recently named Dennis King as Vice President, Senior Branch Loan Officer. In his new position, King will perform underwriting loan duties for the Visalia Area. King was most recently employed by Mother Lode Bank in Sonora as Vice President Credit Administrator/Sr. Lender. King obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration […]

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Crop Row

Navel orange crop looks promising After a favorable growing season, farmers say they expect a high-quality harvest of California navel oranges. Harvest has begun in the southern San Joaquin Valley and will continue through the winter. Crop forecasters predict a navel orange harvest about equal to last year’s. Farmers in the top orange-growing county, Tulare, […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

Small Grains And Other Field Crops: Alfalfa continues to be chopped for silage. Silage Sudan and corn harvest is ongoing. Milo is maturing nicely, and is being chopped for silage. Cotton defoliation has been completed, and picking is in full swing. Most areas did not receive enough rain this week to cause staining on cotton. […]

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