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Animal feed suffers from drought The California drought will have “serious impacts” to production of animal feed, according to University of California specialists. They describe oat hay as “a disaster” due to lack of rain, and predict diminished supplies of alfalfa hay, as well. At the same time, livestock owners need to buy more hay, […]

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2014 Mock Trials are back in session

  The public is invited to watch 14 Tulare County high school teams compete in the annual Tulare County Mock Trial Competition beginning January 28. The Mock Trial teams are comprised of 10 to 20 students who take on the roles of lawyers, witnesses, court clerks and bailiffs. All teams must make their presentations based on […]

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Lindsay tightens its own home loan guidelines

  Lindsay clarified rules for its homebuyer assistance program to avoid expensive loans for elaborate homes granted under the previous administration. At its Jan. 14 meeting, the Lindsay City Council approved changes to its Homebuyer Guidelines in three key areas. The new guidelines also included a clarification on the amount of down payment assistance a […]

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Lindsay celebrates 2013 with awards

  Lindsay had a lot to celebrate in 2013. The City began to reverse the trend of indebtedness and lingering projects by finishing long overdue projects, and even a few new ones, without adding any new loans. Lindsay’s young women spent last year breaking school records and winning titles in both individual and team sports […]

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CropRow

For the week ending Jan. 18, 2014. Small grains and other field crops: Alfalfa fields remain in a state of winter dormancy. Silage, winter grains and dryland plantings continue to suffer from drought conditions and are not germinating. Winter grain growers continue to report crop loss as a result of the December freeze, with no […]

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Down to Business

Woodlake Chamber holds Jan. 28 mixer The Woodlake Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a mixer from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at Valley Business Bank, 232 N. Valencia Blvd. in Woodlake. The guest speaker at the mixer will be Claudia Cabrera, the new manager of the bank’s Woodlake branch. The public is invited […]

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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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