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11/21/14

Growers in the San Joaquin Valley saw grape prices and winery demand plummet this past harvest, with some growers receiving offers of as little as $200 per ton on the spot market.

11/20/14

in an effort to remind Americans of the people working behind their Thanksgiving meal and show support for President Barack Obama's proposed executive action on immigration reform

11/12/14

After weeks of negotiations, California raisin growers and the industry's packers have agreed on a price for the 2014 crop: $1,775 a ton, an increase of 7.5% over the previous year

11/06/14

After two years of controversy, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved new rules to guide the county's rapidly growing wine tourism industry into its future.

11/05/14

Jim Costa, a conservative Democrat, was swept out of office Tuesday by Johnny Tacherra, a Republican, based on the final, but unofficial, vote count

11/04/14

Three California water specialists will be among the headline speakers addressing pressing agricultural issues at the 33rd annual Agribusiness Management Conference on Nov. 5 in Fresno.

10/30/14

The library, located in the Viticulture and Enology Research Center on campus, provides resources for students, researchers and professionals in the grape and wine industries

10/30/14

Farmers in Stanislaus County can bring their obsolete and unwanted pesticides to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner's Office at a free pesticides collection event

10/15/14

As small California wine producer announces closure due to assessment, other wineries question their own programs.

10/09/14

Barring any unexpected glitches, Madera County grower Carson Smith expects to complete his 29th wine grape harvest by about Oct. 10.

09/25/14

Efforts by the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians to build a casino and resort near Highway 99 in Madera County have cleared a legal challenge.

09/23/14

Most growers have to pump water underground from wells and that can be expensive.

09/18/14

Now, tribal leaders say, the time has come to sweep away the tortured history and grab what Indians call "the new buffalo": gambling

09/11/14

Following three straight years of scant rainfall and restricted allocations of surface water, San Joaquin County wine grape growers are learning how to deal with dry soil conditions.

09/10/14

UC's 'drought' on filling two open viticulture farm advisor positions in Fresno and Madera counties - the state's top grape-producing counties by acreage - is almost over

09/04/14

"They know when we are getting our machines ready for the winter so they know we have fuel in them," said Bailey. "We have the batteries back in them, so they get out there."

08/28/14

The lawsuit will continue against permit holders who have not settled

08/22/14

Next year the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will likely not allow some pesticides that are high in VOCs to be used in the San Joaquin Valley non-attainment area between May and October.

08/20/14

Spurred by a warm spring, the California table grape season got off to an early start and is firing on all cylinders heading into the second half of its season after Labor Day

08/19/14

Kern County, Calif. released its final 2013 crop production numbers in mid-August and of the three counties - Fresno, Kern and Tulare - Kern's production increase was the most modest at about 6 percent to over $6.76 billion.

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