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07/18/17

He allegedly struck a cyclist, 32-year-old Angela Holder, in January on Golden State Avenue near F Street. Holder later died

07/11/17

When you first meet John Vidovich, everything from his ball cap to his dirty boots tells you he's a farmer.

07/06/17

More than 1 million people in the region have been exposed to unsafe drinking water in recent years from pesticides, arsenic, nitrate and uranium. And many communities also face multiple environmental health threats.

06/23/17

... one person would get stretched too thin in some places and excel in others. Eventually, the job was split in half to lighten the load. The position is now a research director's position in enology and viticulture and does not require a PhD

06/21/17

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Al Scheid of Scheid Vineyards Inc. as their 2017 Leader the Year. The award will be presented on July 17 in Napa.

06/21/17

The Fresno State University Department of Viticulture and Enology is pleased to announce that Dr. Miguel Pedroza will join the faculty in August 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Enology.

06/20/17

An attorney for farmer John Duarte says he has been in talks with senior U.S. Justice Department officials about resolving a case in which the government claims Duarte deep-ripped wetlands to plant wheat and is seeking $2.8 million in fines.

06/19/17

As other grape shippers were getting ready to transition from one production area to the next, Top Brass Marketing Inc. was waiting for its grape year to begin as the firm is a San Joaquin Valley specialist

06/19/17

A California farmer facing a $2.8 million fine for allegedly plowing seasonal wetlands on his 450-acre Tehama County land lashed out Friday against federal prosecutors and bureaucrats for what he called an abuse of government power.

06/15/17

The program arose out of Assembly Bill 32, enacted in 2006, which set a goal of reducing California greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 32, which seeks a 40 percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030. The ultimate goal is an 80 percent reduction from 1990 levels by 2050.

06/13/17

Mechanized pruning of a high cordon trellis can help cut costs and labor dependence. Cordon height would be at least 60 inches with hedging starting in year five.

06/12/17

Woodlake, a city of around 7,500 people in northeastern Tulare County, is talking about whether to allow cannabis cultivation and recreational marijuana dispensaries within its small borders

06/08/17

It may not be raining much anymore, but all that water is still doing a number on some growers of California peaches, walnuts and almonds.

06/06/17

The starts of the three distinct western grape deals are all trending a bit late this year, but that means continuous supplies should be seamless with no gap expected in red, green or black grapes.

06/02/17

A new study estimates that around 9.5 cubic miles of groundwater was pumped from the region during the state's five-year drought to make up the shortage from surface water supplies.

05/26/17

Federal authorities are charging John Duarte of Modesto for not obtaining permits to discharge dredged or fill material into seasonal wetlands that are considered waters of the United States, the Redding Record Searchlight reported this week.

05/26/17

Some growers have enough workers or think they will. Others are short and a shortage in California is already resulting in cherries not picked.

05/24/17

Led by a group of UCLA professors, geologists studied the loss of groundwater in the Central Valley, where there are an estimated 10,000 private wells siphoning water from aquifers below the arid but soil-rich valley.

05/19/17

new study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Houston reveals significant groundwater loss in California's Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability

05/18/17

A woman was assaulted earlier this month while waking in grape vineyards near McFarland, deputies said.

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