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Scholarships given to students attending a four-year university were $25,000; scholarships for students attending a combination of community college and a university were $14,500.


Madera wineries are open for business but with changes due to social distancing restrictions.


There are a few new machines and supplies (2-8 tph de-stemmer, DE-filter, barrel topping kegs, pumps and a range of hose and fittings) left in stock to sell at special prices. Also, to be sold are the original prints, patterns and gauges of the Valley Foundry PCT fittings, sump and centrifugal pumps, must valves and more which the company has been manufacturing since 1989.


Sun Pacific, one of the larger fruit growers in California's San Joaquin Valley, continues to expand its organic grape program and is anticipating a very good 2020 season.


Rep. Devin Nunes' wineries, yacht clubs, lobby firms and a resort in West Virginia owned by its governor Jim Justice were among the companies that received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to help small businesses hit by coronavirus shutdowns, according to federal data released Monday.


The master plan, which was being presented at Tuesday's State Center Community College District board meeting, proposes expanding the plant science degree to include viticulture and enology, and also adding a culinary arts, tourism, and hospitality program.


Several Madera County wineries received high recognition. Ficklin Vineyards received double gold, 95 points, for both their Aged 10 Years Tawny Port and the Old Vine Tinta Port.


Miranda started with AGG in 2004 after working for Constellation Brands from 1997 to 2004 and Paul Masson Vineyards from 1977 to 1997. For AGG members, he provided support, kept them informed about effective viticultural practices and handled harvest scheduling in the Central Valley.



California raisin grape growers continue their steady adoption of mechanical harvesting methods, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports.


Workers picketed in the central California city of Wasco outside Primex Farms, which grows pistachio nuts, said Armando Elenes, a United Farm Workers official. Their demands also include better sanitation measures and more information from the company, which had not told them about the positive cases, he said.


The Trump administration on Monday, June 22, requested $15 million for the Shasta Dam enlargement project, a project that Tribes, fishing groups and conservation organizations say will drive imperiled winter-run Chinook salmon closer to extinction and flood many of the remaining sacred cultural sites of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.


Suggested retail prices for five versions range from $50 to $190.


A group of about 50 farm workers went on strike Thursday at a California pistachio farm demanding free face coverings, gloves and information from the farm's owner after they said they learned from the media that dozens of their coworkers tested positive for the coronavirus, a union official said.


Documents obtained by SN&R reveal that the director of the joint powers authority leading that effort, under the supervision and current financing of the state Department of Water Resources, is getting paid $47,000 every month-twice as much as Gov. Gavin Newsom and significantly more than President Trump.


For a new wine bar and eatery downtown, it's been three years from concept to completion before the delay, as a mother-daughter team is hoping to 'shock' the wine tasting establishment.


When built a robot that uses autonomous driving to ferry produce between workers, it chose to initially focus on table grapes.


Separately, DWR has initiated USACE (and the Central Valley Flood Protection Board) review of the Delta Conveyance Project under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbor Act,


Two giant Central Valley farming companies are slinging serious mud at one another over groundwater.


Since the COVID-19 pandemic's changes to restaurant and store access, Smith sensed consumer needs were quickly changing so he created a host of new winery promotions. Shoppers have enjoyed $5 in-state shipping for any size purchase since then, as well as sales of up to 30% off on many favorite wines.

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