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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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County cracks down on walnut theft

Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Marilyn Kinoshita announced today that the walnut-buying period will begin Friday, November 1st as the County’s nut theft ordinance continues to be enforced. “Commercial production and handling of walnuts constitute an important industry here in Tulare County” Kinoshita said. “Unfortunately, some people steal them from orchards and attempt to sell the […]

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Tulare Co. Crop Report

For the week ending Oct. 26, 2013. Small Grains & Field Crops: Alfalfa continues to be cut and baled. Black-eyed beans continue to be harvested. Silage Sudan and corn harvest is ongoing. Milo is maturing nicely, and should be ready for harvest. Cotton defoliation has been completed, and picking is in full swing. Deciduous Tree […]

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Crop Row

Cotton harvest hits halfway point Nearly ideal weather for growing cotton could lead to record yields in the Central Valley this season. But California’s overall cotton production will be down, due to water shortages and market conditions. The favorable weather has pushed the crop ahead of its typical harvest schedule. A weekly crop report shows […]

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