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Sixty-three farmworkers were exposed to a pesticide on Tuesday, and three were taken to a hospital, CBS Fresno affiliate KGPE reports. The Tulare County Fire Department said the call came in around 11:45 a.m. The farmworkers were on the job in a nearby vineyard when the wind shifted and the pesticide drifted from a field that was being sprayed


ASEV has selected 38 scholarship recipients to receive $107,500 in financial support for their pursuit of scientific research and advancement in enology or viticulture at the 70th ASEV National Conference's Student-Industry Mixer on June 20 in Napa, California.


When Sanjay Shringarpure took the Chief Information Officer of E&J Gallo, like CIOs of many private companies, he found that IT was more of an afterthought than a strategic driver for the company. In the four years since he took over IT, Shringarpure has shifted the order-taking organization to one that is a strategic partner to the business, aligning IT with the business functions in new ways. The precursor to this shift was a modernization initiative.


While Bakersfield, CA-based Anthony Vineyards Inc., offers both conventional and organic table grapes to its customers, its commitment is on organics as it moves toward transitioning 100 percent of the company-owned acreage to that production method.


Drones along with swarm technology will be utilized to light up the night skies around Cal Expo to choreographed music, creating stunning visuals and patterns that will provide entertainment to fairgoers.


Unknown if man was targeted or if struck by stray bullet


On the 15-mile drive between his two Central Valley medical clinics, Dr. J. Luis Bautista often passes armies of farmworkers stooped over in the fields, picking onions, melons and tomatoes.


Nichola Hall, staff scientist at Scott Laboratories, and R. Keith Striegler, grower outreach specialist at E. & J. Gallo Winery, have been named co-chairs for the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Program Development Committee.


The annual shopping event Wine, Women and Shoes was held Saturday at a private residence in Northeast Bakersfield.


The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association has completed a scientific study that divides the Northern California wine-growing region into 12 sub-districts based on differences in topography, soils and micro climates.


Wente Vineyards is proud to launch the first of their 2017 Artist Series red blends featuring original art by local Bay Area Artist, Lisa Elley.


Joining the Active team, Ayliffe will be an important part of the support team providing technical support to customers of the Active integrated all-in-one software solution.


USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that California's almond acreage continued to increase in 2018. Bearing acres, or orchards that have matured enough to produce a crop, are reported at 1.09 million acres, which is up 6 percent from 2017. Total almond acres for 2018 is estimated at 1.39 million acres, up 2 percent from the previous year.


Fresno State students, staff and faculty will showcase 10 new wines at the Vintage Release Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the campus winery. Attendees will receive a complimentary wineglass and can taste and purchase newly released red, white, and rosé wines.


Following recent wildfires, mudslides, and drought, and after a wet spring, the wine country of California's Central Coast is in full bloom just ahead of summer


Small-business owners requested Wednesday morning additional time to review the policy and clarify details, and the three council members who sponsored the policy - Miguel Arias, Luis Chavez and Nelson Esparza - agreed. Chavez hopes the extra time will help all involved parties - such as youth groups, faith organizations and business owners - reach a 100 percent agreement.


-- E. & J. Gallo Winery, through its Wine Dialogues platform, launched the Women Behind the Wine initiative to support professional development of women in the food and beverage business. This multi-faceted campaign focuses on the advancement and achievements of women in the industry.


In a survey taken last year, a quarter of nearly 900 students at Sunnyside said it was "very easy" for someone their age to get alcohol. About one-third said it was "fairly easy." Not too far away at Roosevelt High, there are 35 liquor stores within a 1-mile radius of the school. Most store windows are plastered in advertising for alcohol products.


Farm Credit supports annual Central Valley, North State women in agriculture awards


Because so many farms have been in the family for several generations, many of them have a man's name attached. But in 21st century California, women's contributions to agriculture and their communities can't be overstated.

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