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Tulare County Crop Report

For the week ending Feb. 9, 2013. Small grains and other field crops: Small grains and other dryland crops continue to be irrigated due to the lack of rain. Winter forage crops are maturing well for dairy farmers. Deciduous tree fruits, nuts, and grapes: Sprays are being applied in early tree fruit varieties. Pruning continues […]

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Crop Row

Challenges await beginning farmers Many Americans interested in starting a farm or ranch find themselves working multiple jobs to save up enough money to purchase their own land. According to the US Agriculture Department, the number of beginning farmers and ranchers has declined over the past two decades, with access to land and capital noted […]

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Guest Editorial: Ag Crime Is Top Priority

As we celebrate the 46th annual World Ag Expo, our vibrant agricultural community shines in a worldwide spotlight. Tulare County is the second largest producer of agricultural commodities in the nation. We produce over $5 billion annually in nut and fruit crops, livestock, and dairy. Every citizen in our county is connected to agriculture in […]

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Local company makes Top 10 Products

Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products competition and a local company is among the winners. Hammer Works Mfg. in Visalia is back at World Ag Expo for the second time. At the 2012 show, the newly-formed company introduced its first toolbox product — a short handle proprietary zinc composite hammer that […]

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Col. North speaks for Ag Warriors

Oliver L. North, a combat decorated Marine, New York Times best-selling author, small business founder, columnist and host of “War Stories” on the Fox News Channel, will be the keynote speaker at the Ag Warriors Benefit on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. North, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, served 22 years […]

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New building debuts at Expo

The International Agri-Center held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony last month for a brand new exhibit building which will make its debut at World Ag Expo. The new 60,000-square-foot steel span exhibit building in the northeast corner of the International Agri-Center grounds will be utilized for World Ag Expo, February 12-14, and for […]

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Crop Report

For the week ending Feb. 2, 2013. Small grains and other field crops: Alfalfa is coming out of dormancy, with signs of new growth. Early planted wheat and grain crops continue with ideal growth. Wheat and grain crops continue being planted. Overall, dryland grains and winter forage crops continue to show signs of good germination. […]

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Lindsay Awards: A One Woman Show

Answering to a board of directors, a director and clients is a hard job for anyone. But when you are the only full-time employee of an organization, it often seems overwhelming. That is, unless you are Yuni Loya. Loya was named Lindsay’s 2012 Employee of the Year for making “doing everything” seem effortless, like “it […]

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Dairies say price raises help, but not enough

California dairy farmers will earn a higher price for milk beginning next month in response to higher production costs, though dairy groups had petitioned for a larger increase than enacted by the state Department of Food and Agriculture. California dairy farmers will earn a higher price for their milk starting next month as a result […]

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