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01/14/21

Last month, staff presented a series of flood risk maps at different planning horizons, along with some numbers on population and the amount of land that could be flooded. They now have additional data that includes the economic value of those exposed assets.

12/29/20

In the San Joaquin Valley, medical professionals fear that many in the public still fail to grasp the dangers of COVID-19.

12/23/20

UC Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Dahlberg, also the director of the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) in Parlier, invoked his 35 years of sorghum expertise to increasing interest in growing the crop in California and to better understanding plants' ability to tolerate drought. Dahlberg retires Jan. 8.

12/17/20

Without a doubt the fires have caused the single biggest hit in the grape world for the entire west coast. Naturally, the change in the market exports have also had an impact-but the fires have been devastating.

12/10/20

"Our technology at BioFiltro, what it is is the star of the show is the worm. Ultimately, the worms are known as an ecosystem or environmental engineers," said Mai Ann Healy, BioFiltro spokesperson.

09/21/20

Fresno County grape growers are doing their best to work through the challenges created by the various wildfires. The multiple wildfires burning up and down California are leavening a significant amount of smoke in the San Joaquin Valley. Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen described how growers are faring amidst the adverse conditions created by the wildfires.

09/15/20

Availability of N95 masks for farmworkers looked as hazy as the orange sky in California this week.

09/04/20

High Sierra Grill & Bar has closed and the owner is so frustrated he's hosting a rally for small businesses. The restaurant on the corner of Bullard and West avenues has been closed for five months. The restaurant doesn't have a patio, and with sun beating down on it all day, it wasn't feasible or affordable to put tents and tables in the parking lot, said owner Manny Perales.

09/02/20

Fresno State has something new for fans of its tailgate wine series.

08/26/20

2020 marks 45 years since family owned Quady Winery (Madera, CA) crushed its first grapes. That first harvest in 1975 produced just over 1,600 cases of Zinfandel port wine and started Andrew and Laurel Quady down a storied path of sweet wine innovation and quality in a region of California that was then little known for quality wines, the Central Valley.

08/21/20

The theft happened Monday near Enos Lane and Sullivan Road.

08/17/20

The California Table Grape Commission has three new commercials airing in the U.S. and key export markets as part of the Go with Grapes from California Every Day campaign.

08/10/20

Workers and workers' rights organizations say these outbreaks and the subsequent swell of infections in the Central Valley point to a devastating truth: that we are each only as protected as our least protected; as vulnerable as our most vulnerable.

08/06/20

As we continue to adapt to the new limitations as a result of COVID-19, agriculture has been classified as an essential service and the Imperial Valley has continued to farm. A majority part of the farming effort is the harvest of field crops - alfalfa, wheat, and Bermuda grass - this time of year. We need farm workers to continue harvest, while some live here and some live in Mexicali Valley. Those in Mexicali cross daily, and some experienced long wait times and crossing was delayed. We are pleased to report that the majority of the crossing issues experienced in early May have been greatly improved or resolved completely.

08/04/20

Cooler spring weather sees slow start in San Joaquin Valley, with overall volume revised down from pre-season estimates

08/03/20

In the early days, the Woolfs farmed mostly cotton, grain and melons. But Woolf also began to move away from the traditional, subsidized crops like cotton in favor of specialty crops like processing tomatoes, almonds and pistachios.

07/30/20

Ever-popular and ever-important fruit for the U.S., premium California table grapes are in the swing of harvest for 2020. With fruit coming off of the vine a bit faster than previous seasons and following slightly lower volumes in the Coachella Valley, the industry is looking at what it considers a ...

07/27/20

In all, 107 medals were given out to wines and wineries from throughout the state.

07/23/20

She will serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. Devaurs' term to serve will run until 2024.

07/22/20

G3 Enterprises expanded its custom service dedicated to small and mid-sized producers and vintners of high-end premium and super-premium wines.

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