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Peter Cousins, who breeds grapes for E.&J. Gallo Winery, will speak Friday night on the science behind the fruit


Twenty-four individuals have been selected for Class 46 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development experience for emerging agricultural leaders. The new fellows were recently inaugurated at Fresno State.


The university's president, Joseph Castro, and Dr. Vince Petrucci, a Fresno State professor and the founder of the school's viticulture and enology programs, will receive the award at a special presentation to be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Research Center, which is located on campus at 2360 E. Barstow Ave


Two months after starting to pick his 2015 wine grape crop on Aug. 10, Madera County grower Carson Smith, was expecting to complete harvesting his remaining French Colombard by the last week of October.


The decline in production as the vines recoup from the larger-than-usual crops of the last two or three seasons isn't a surprise ...


California walnut growers are entering the final stages of their harvest. Prices are expected to drop significantly this season because of a variety of factors.


Critics question lack of public discussion or vote in Oakdale before OID sealed multimillion-dollar deal Supporters defend collaboration with outside buyers, and state and federal agencies


A flash flood warning was in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday night for northwestern Solano County and southwestern Yolo County, National Weather Service officials in Sacramento said


Farmers dealt with the shortage by boosting groundwater use, fallowing some of their lower-value crops and making a priority of higher-value almonds and other permanent plantings. Even in the orchards, some trees were stressed


Federal contractors will know in February if they will receive CVP water in 2016


State crews are removing a temporary rockl barrier in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta that was installed this summer to prevent saltwater from intruding from San Francisco Bay.


"Basically the raisin industry desires to be more like the almond industry being completely mechanized. Using Sunpreme it is one step closer."


Patti and Martin Croad, the Bakersfield couple who own the Paso Robles winery and on-site inn (a nap after tasting? Don't mind if I do!) are hosting the Downunder Harvest Party on Oct. 17 and 18.


In hardest-hit Tulare County, over 1,300 wells have recently dried up, leaving nearly 7,000 people without water. OES is warning that too many people are not prepared for aquifers that may dry up


Two weeks after mechanically-harvesting his 310 acres of Thompson Seedless grapes and laying them on continuous trays to dry, Mitch Sangha started picking them up on Sept. 14


Wine grapes from the southern half of California's interior valley are fetching as little as $150 per ton on the spot market, and the low prices are not even prompting vintners to snatch them up on the gamble that 2016 ends up as light or lighter than this year


"Like the almond and cherry crops around here, the raisins were ready about a week earlier than usual this year. Yields appear to be up about 10 percent from last year, and the quality of the raisins looks pretty good."


George Radanovich served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years; These days, he's back in Mariposa, making wine for his "1000 Vines" label; He specializes in sauvignon blanc, which does well in the hot, dry and loamy terrain


Environmentalists say 'water grab' could result from land deals


The nation's largest irrigation district agreed to clean up contaminated water in California's fertile Central Valley in a tentative deal announced Tuesday, settling a decades-old dispute with the federal government

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