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TULARE CO. CROP REPORT

For the week ending November 17, 2018 SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Cotton harvest is completed in most areas and harvested fields are being shredded and disked under. Winter forage crops are being planted with some supplemental irrigation to get the seeds to germinate. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Pistachios are being exported […]

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Thanksgiving dinner cost down for third straight year

American Farm Bureau Survey says the cost of Thanksgiving is just $5 per person in 2018 @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per […]

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Grocery leader Aldi opens first Porterville store

Expansion part of $3.4 billion investment to reach 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022 @TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – Grocery shopping in Porterville just got smarter, faster and easier. Aldi, a leader in the grocery industry, will open its first store in Porterville as part of a $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide […]

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SHE debuts new net zero-energy homes

50-unit apartment rental community brings affordable housing to Lindsay @TheSunGazette LINDSAY – On Nov. 13, Self-Help Enterprises held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the  grand opening of the Palm Terrace apartments, a 50-unit affordable rental community located at 700 W. Hermosa St. in Lindsay. Palm Terrace will provide permanent affordable rental housing to working people […]

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1 in 6 people get food poisoning each year

COS Training Resource Center awarded specialty crop grant @TheSunGazette TULARE – About 48 million people in the U.S. (1 in 6) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is […]

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Tom Clar of TC Iron Metal Fabrication took his side business and turned it into an Exeter mainstay

By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN EXETER – Creativity takes all forms, but few times can someone make their mark in metal. Tom Clar, of TC Iron Metal Fabrication has turned what was once his side hustle in San Diego into a red hot business venture right outside his home in Exeter. Clar does not have a […]

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Local water expert Dave Schafer to receive lifetime award

Dick Schafer to be honored by the Association of California Water Agencies @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Richard Schafer will be honored later this month with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of California Water Agencies. Schafer has been the principal and consulting engineer with R.L. Schafer & Associates in Visalia since 1961. He has had […]

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ACP found in Tulare County, HLB disease not found

California Citrus Mutual announced the discovery of Asian citrus psyllids in Visalia but no greening disease has been identified @TheSunGazette VISALIA – Scientists and farmers alike have been working diligently over the last half decade to rid themselves on the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and the greening disease Huanglongbing (HLB) it can spread. The disease […]

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Tulare County Crop Report

SMALL GRAINS AND OTHER FIELD CROPS: Fields are being prepared for planting of winter forage crops. Alfalfa is still being cut and baled in some locations. Harvested cotton fields are being shredded and disked under. DECIDUOUS TREE FRUITS, NUTS, AND GRAPES: Late season plums are being exported to Mexico and British Colombia. Pistachio and Almond […]

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Ag commissioner announces open walnut-buying period

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – Get your nuts this Friday. Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner Marilyn Wright announced last week the walnut-buying period will begin this Friday, Nov. 9 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” Wright said. “Unfortunately, some […]

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